Red Sox beat Rangers 8-4 for 8th straight win

Andrew Benintendi bolstered his All-Star credentials, then happily left it up to the fans to decide.

Benintendi hit two doubles and drove in two runs in his final game before fan votes are tallied, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to eight games.

More importantly, we won the game, Benintendi said. We had a lot of big hits from a lot of guys tonight.

Eight players had hits for Boston and Benintendi was one of four with two — his fifth straight game with multiple hits. He also walked and stole a base while helping the Red Sox improve on the best record in the majors with their eighth straight win.

He’s being evaluated; back, upper-neck area, Banister said after the game. I just took him out to be evaluated.

Red Sox: 2B Dustin Pedroia was scheduled to return home to Arizona to continue his rehab from left knee surgery.

Rangers: Off Thursday, visit Baltimore on Friday, when LHP Cole Hamels (5-6) faces RHP Alex Cobb (2-11).

Red Sox: Host Toronto on Thursday, with David cheap nfl jerseys Price (9-6) facing a Blue Jays pitcher TBA.

This is ridiculous..

I’m optimistic that things are going to turn out OK for Blake, Cash, a member of the AL All-Star coaching staff, said Monday. A lot of us throughout baseball feel that he’s deserving. Saying that, the guys that were selected are also very deserving. It’s a product of the system a little bit.

But Snell said Monday that being added to the squad now would not be the same as being an original selection.

I feel like being an alternate, it’s not satisfying, Snell said. I feel like I earned it, but being an alternate, it doesn’t feel the same.

Tampa Bay catcher Wilson Ramos, voted in by the fans as the AL starting catcher, was really, really mad about the snubbing of Snell.

It’s not right, Ramos said.

Archer, a two-time All-Star, also posted a message on Instagram that included Snell’s statistics and said he is calling out everyone who didn’t take the energy to determine who is most deserving to represent our game in the mid summer classic.

Snell, 25, is 12-4 with a 2.09 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 116 innings this season. Aside from owning the AL’s best ERA among starters, he is tied for second in wins and tied for third in quality starts and opponents’ batting average.

Snell called the support he received from teammates cool.

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