Ortiz among six Red Sox named All-Stars

NEW YORK — Six Red Sox players were named American League All-Stars and will be on the roster for next Tuesday's game in San Diego.

David Ortiz will make his tenth career All-Star appearance. Ortiz was voted a starter along with his teammates Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley, Jr.

Craig Kimbrel and Steven Wright were also voted to the American League's pitching staff.

Ortiz is batting .339 this season with 19 home runs and 66 RBI. It marks his tenth All-Star selection.

Bogaerts will be making his first All-Star Game appearance. He's hitting .336 this season with nine home runs, 22 doubles, 51 RBI and 114 hits. He also hit safely 26 straight games earlier this year.

Bradley hit safely in 29 games this season and will also be making his first All-Star Game appearance. He is hitting .294 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI.

Betts is making his first All-Star Game appearance, as well. He is batting .296 with 18 home runs, 57 RBI and 108 hits.

Kimbrel has saved 17 games this year and has a 2.53 ERA. Wright is 9-5 with a 2.42 ERA.

Fans can also vote in Dustin Pedroia, who was named as one of the final five in the American League.

The MLB All-Star Game will air on FOX25 Tuesday night, July 12 at 8pm.