Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts thinking about his hitting streak, now at 24 games? "For sure. Are you kidding? I know each day that I got it. I wake up, I know that I have it. I come to the field, I know I have it."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

It took Xander Bogaerts until his final at-bat Tuesday night to extend his hitting streak to 24 games on a flare single, and the close call didn't escape his notice. "As the game goes on, you know your time is running out, so you try to focus a little bit more, try to put up a good at-bat."

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Red Sox beat O's behind Betts' three homers (1:27)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz on Mookie Betts' three home runs, one to each field (left, center, right): "It's crazy. I don't think I can do that."

Betts goes deep three times against Orioles (0:23)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Xander Bogaerts extends his hitting streak to 24 games with a flare to left field.

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Eight Red Sox gaining All-Star attention

In the AL's first ballot update, the Boston Red Sox are well represented. Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz currently hold the most votes for their respective positions.

  • Xander Bogaerts – No. 1 shortstop
  • David Ortiz – No. 1 designated hitter
  • Hanley Ramirez – No. 4 first baseman
  • Dustin Pedroia – No. 4 second baseman
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. – No. 4 outfielder
  • Blake Swihart – No. 5 catcher
  • Travis Shaw – No. 5 third baseman
  • Mookie Betts – No. 7 outfielder

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell spoke "at length" Monday night with Red Sox first base prospect Sam Travis, who will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. "In the face of a lengthy rehab and surgery that's pending," Farrell said, "I thought he was able to handle it in as positive a manner as he could."

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We have round two of Warriors-Cavaliers following two years of Spurs-Heat. The Celtics and Lakers have provided the most frequent pairing of Finals opponents, including seven times in nine years from 1962 through 1969.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

With Jackie Bradley Jr. out on paternity leave, Rusney Castillo has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket, where he was slashing .241/.302/.317 with eight doubles and one homer in 37 games.

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Bogaerts, Bradley combine for rare feat

Xander Bogaerts extended his hit streak to 23 games on Monday. He and Jackie Bradley Jr. (29 games) are the first pair of Red Sox teammates to have 23-game hit streaks in the same season since 1922 (George Burns and Dell Pratt with 23 each), per ESPN Stats & Info.

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