Two Red Sox chosen for All-Star Futures Game

Mookie Betts is batting .321 this season.
Brian Gomsak/For the Boston Globe
Mookie Betts is batting .321 this season.

SEATTLE — Mookie Betts and Henry Owens were selected to play for the United States team in the All-Star Futures Game on July 13 at Target Field.

Betts, a second baseman and outfielder, started the season with Double A Portland and played 54 games before a promotion to Triple A Pawtucket. Through Monday he was hitting .321 on the season with a .957 OPS.

Betts, 21, has 28 stolen bases in 33 attempts and 33 extra-base hits.


Owens, also 21, is 9-3 with a 1.99 earned run average in 14 starts for Portland. The lefthander has struck out 89 in 86 innings and allowed only 54 hits.

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Owens leads the Eastern League in ERA, strikeouts, complete games (3), shutouts (2) and opposing batting average (.178). He also established a franchise record with 27 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings from May 19 to June 14.

A supplemental first-round draft pick in 2011, Owens is 32-14 with a 3.18 ERA in 63 games over three seasons.

The 5 p.m. game will be on MLB Network. A dozen players — Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Evan Longoria among them — played in the Futures Game and were named to the All-Star team a year later.

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