Mookie Betts describes Jose Altuve’s ability as everyone has seen it: great.

The Boston Red Sox outfielder praised the Houston Astros second baseman Thursday night, following Boston’s 8-2 loss to Houston in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Altuve powered the win by hitting three solo home runs — two of them off Sox ace Chris Sale —  leaving Betts with no other option than to tip his cap to the Astros star.

To hear what Betts said about Game 1 and Altuve, check out “Red Sox Final” in the video above, presented by Plainridge Park Casino.

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