Martinez, Betts get starting nods in All-Star Game

NBC Sports Boston Staff
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As expected, J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts will represent the Red Sox as starters in the upcoming MLB All-Star Game.

Martinez gets his second-straight All-Star nod, this time as a DH. For Betts, it's his third-straight.

In his first year with Boston, Martinez has proven to be everything the Red Sox wanted and more. The 30-year-old is hitting .329 with 27 home runs and 74 RBI.

As for Betts, the Sox' prized outfielder is hitting .343 with 22 homers and 44 RBI.

Here are the rest of this year's All-Star Game starters. . .

Also representing the Red Sox in the All-Star Game are first baseman Mitch Moreland (first All-Star appearance), ace Chris Sale (seventh All-Star appearance), and closer Craig Kimbrel (seventh All-Star appearance).

The All-Star Game takes place in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, July 17.

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