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Betts: Never in my life have I had three homers (1:24)
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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."

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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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Pedroia on Ortiz: 'We're definitely going to miss him' (2:00)

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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The deflation scheme that wasn't (1:17)
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Same time, this year

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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Prediction: Some roster surprises for Pats

Mike Reiss has his eye on undrafted rookie RB D.J. Foster and free-agent WR DeAndre Carter as candidates to land spots with New England. Foster will depend on versatility, Carter on his ability in the slot. 100 NFL predictions

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Dear Pats, don't save seat for commish

Mike Reiss doesn't see Roger Goodell attending any Patriots home games this coming season following the latest in Deflategate. Reiss calls this the easiest prediction to make for the 2016 NFL season. 100 NFL predictions

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