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With Mike Napoli struggling, David Ortiz steps in at first

Mike Napoli’s hitting just .192 on the season with a team-high 78 strikeouts.

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Manager John Farrell decided Sunday to sit Napoli, who is 2 of his last 27.

// Game 84: Astros at Red Sox

David Ortiz is playing first in the 1:35 p.m. series finale.

Bob Ryan

// Whatever happened to the All-Star Game?

Nowdays, very few people care about it — and they shouldn’t.


// Who should make the 2015 MLB All-Star teams?

The Globe’s baseball writer offers who he’d like to see on this year’s rosters.


// Clay Buchholz goes the distance in July 4 victory

Buchholz gave up just six hits and struck out eight without a walk to win his fourth straight start.

// Mookie Betts rebounds with 3 RBIs in Red Sox victory

Betts put Friday’s baserunning mistake behind him in Saturday’s matinee.

// Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon contributes 3 hits

Leon was more concerned with providing Clay Buchholz with a good target, and good guidance.

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts whacked a double to drive in a run during the fifth inning.

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Red Sox notebook

Xander Bogaerts puts team first over All-Star nod

Bogaerts’s biggest goal is helping the Red Sox climb out of last place in the division, not reaching the Mid-Summer Classic.

// MLB roundup: Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg injured

Washington’s ace exited in the fourth inning after experiencing tightness on his left side.


// Tigers lose Miguel Cabrera for 6 weeks

The two-time American League MVP was placed on the disabled list for the first time.

// Red Sox’ Noe Ramirez is roughed up in major league debut

Called up from Pawtucket earlier in the day, righthander gave up four runs in the 10th inning.

Astros 12, Red Sox 8 (10 inn.)

// Red Sox decisions fizzle in 10-inning loss to Astros

With the bullpen taxed, Red Sox Triple-A call-up Noe Ramirez was hammered by the Astros.

// Shane Victorino returns for Red Sox

The right fielder, who has been out since May 24 with a strained left calf, did not start Friday’s game.

// Red Sox put Blake Swihart on disabled list, activate Shane Victorino

The Red Sox made several roster moves on Friday ahead of the start of their weekend series vs. Houston.