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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Jackie Bradley Jr. ranks 17th among regulars in "well-hit average" at .219 -- the percentage of balls defined as hit hard. Last year, his figure was .121, which ranked 219th of 311 players with at least 250 PAs.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Three innings into tonight's Boston-Colorado game, Jackie Bradley Jr. has a double and an infield hit. His 28-game hitting streak ties him with Wade Boggs for the fifth longest in franchise history. Bradley's next target: Johnny Damon, who hit safely in 29 straight games in 2005.

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Goodell 'not focused' on Brady's appeal (0:51)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski on reliever Carson Smith, who will miss the rest of the season after undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery: "We had medical information. We thought he'd be fine." Dombrowski nevertheless acknowledged that Smith's "unusual delivery" makes him "more apt" for injury.

Promising prospects for Red Sox

The Red Sox boast four players on Keith Law's list of top MLB prospects: 3B Rafael Devers, OF Andrew Benintendi, 2B Yoan Moncada and RHP Anderson Espinoza. How does each player rank? Law: Top 25 MLB prospects (Insider)

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Struggling aces seeing big jump in ERA

The Athletics' Sonny Gray, Astros' Dallas Keuchel, Red Sox's David Price and Mets' Matt Harvey were four of the best pitchers in baseball in 2015. It's been a different story this year, however.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Evan Turner's Instagram gives us a glimpse of Kelly Olynyk in a sling following right shoulder surgery last week. It also showcases a bold fashion choice by the 7-foot Canadian.

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Is Brady's QB slot really in jeopardy or is he just paranoid? (2:02)

Tiant to rep Red Sox at draft

Former Red Sox pitcher Luis Tiant will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Tiant spent eight years with Boston from 1971-78 and won 20 games in a season three times as a member of the Sox.

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Skip wants Brady to win appeal in U.S. Supreme Court (2:11)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Four players have managed 125-plus runs and RBIs and 30/30 numbers in a single year: Ken Williams (1922), Ellis Burks (1995), Larry Walker (1997) and Jeff Bagwell (1999). Mookie Betts' paces: 144 R, 122 RBI, 33 HR, 29 SB.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Darin Erstad had 100 RBIs as a leadoff man in 2000, most in the past 100 years. Mookie Betts is on pace for 122.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Enormous blow for Red Sox, who announce reliever Carson Smith will undergo Tommy John surgery today and therefore will miss remainder of the season.

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JBJ looks to keep things going

After a day off Monday, Jackie Bradley Jr. will look to run his hitting streak to 28 games on Tuesday against the Rockies. In the past 60 years, only three Red Sox players have had a streak that long.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots owner Robert Kraft shows up to the owners meetings with the fresh Nikes.

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The secret to Bradley's hitting success (2:06)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas back on NBA Countdown for Game 4 between Raptors and Cavaliers.

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Who said it: Gronk or TMNT? (4:33)

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