Ortiz in 4th for Home Run Derby Fan Poll

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Ortiz in 4th for Home Run Derby Fan Poll

Ortiz won the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby in Anahiem, will he be picked by fans to participate this year? Right now he is in 4th place and will need more votes to be selected by the State Farm Home Run Derby Fan Poll.
Defending champion Robinson Cano and Matt Kemp - the AL and NL captains for the 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby still have a few more weeks to determine who they will select as their teammates. For now, fans are still weighing in through the State Farm Home Run Derby Fan Poll.
Now in its fourth year as a feature of the MLB All-Star Game Balloting Program, the State Farm Home Run Derby Fan Poll gives fans the opportunity to select three players in each League who they would most like to see participate.
Cano and Kemp will choose their teammates closer to the event. But as of today the fan poll leaders are as follows:
American League:1. Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers2. Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers3. Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays4. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox5. Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels
National League:1. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers2. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers3. Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals4. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins5. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
The 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN HD, ESN Deportes, and ESPN Radio in the U.S. beginning at 7:00PM CT (8:00 PM ET) on Monday, July 9th.

Moreland, Travis homer to lead Red Sox past Northeastern 9-6 in opener

Moreland, Travis homer to lead Red Sox past Northeastern 9-6 in opener

Mitch Moreland and Sam Travis hit three-run homers and left-hander Brian Johnson started and pitched two scoreless innings to help the Red Sox win their spring training opener, 9-6, over Northeastern University on Thursday in Fort Myers, Fla.

Johnson, who made one spot start in his MLB debut with the Red Sox in 2015 but then was derailed by injuries and anxiety issues last season, struck out three and walked one Thursday. He's expected to start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he went 5-6 with a 4.44 ERA in 15 starts in 2016.

Moreland, the left-handed hitting first baseman signed to a one-year deal after spending his first seven seasons with the Texas Rangers, and Travis, a right-handed hitting first base prospect coming back from knee surgery last season, each hit three-run homers in a six-run third inning.

Pablo Sandoval, attempting to reclaim the third-base job after missing nearly all of last season after surgery on his left shoulder, went 1-for-2 with a double. 

The Red Sox open Grapefruit League play Friday afternoon when they host the New York Mets at JetBlue Park. 

Pedro Martinez talks about one of the greatest games he's ever pitched

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Pedro Martinez talks about one of the greatest games he's ever pitched

CSN baseball analyst Lou Merloni sits down with Pedro Martinez and Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis to discuss one of Pedro's greatest games. 

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On September 10, 1999 at the height of the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry, Pedro Martinez struck out 17 Yankees in a complete game victory, with the only hit he allowed being a home run to Chili Davis. The two men recall that memorable night in the Bronx, and discuss the state of pitching in 2017.