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Buchholtz goes for Sox this afternoon

Buchholtz goes for Sox this afternoon

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY: The Red Sox have a home game scheduled on Independence Day for the 6th time in the last 7 years (all but 2012)…Last year’s July 4th contest against the Orioles at Fenway Park was postponed due to inclement weather…Boston won on July 4th in 2013, beating the Padres, 8-2…All-time, the Red Sox are 90-67 (.573)on Independence Day.

redsoxSTARS AND STRIPES: Today, all MLB clubs will wear special caps and, for the first time, special jerseys…The caps feature a logo over a waving American Flag…The jersey features stars within the logo or lettering and numbering…All net proceeds from the sale of those caps and jerseys will be donated to Welcome Back Veterans.

X MARKS IT: Xander Bogaerts scored a career-high 3 runs, going 2-for-4 last night…He has hit safely in 26 of 31 games since 5/31…In that stretch he is 5th in the AL in AVG (.346, 44-for-127) and tied for the ML lead with 12 doubles.
· Last night’s effort pushed his season AVG to .300 for the first time since 4/24…This season Bogaerts leads AL shortstops in doubles (17), RBI (35), and WAR (2.4 according to Baseball Reference).


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