Notes: Sox bats streaking; Papelbon wins again

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Notes: Sox bats streaking; Papelbon wins again

By Danny Picard
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BOSTON -- Prior to Jacoby Ellsburys ninth-inning heroics, the Red Sox had three players with multi-hit nights in Wednesdays 4-3 walk-off win over the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park.

Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez, and Josh Reddick each finished the game with two hits, with Pedroia and Gonzalez each extending respective streaks of their own.

Pedroia has now hit safely in 25 consecutive games at Fenway Park, dating back to June 4. Hes batting .426 in those games, and it marks the third-longest home hitting streak by a Red Sox player since 1919, and the longest since Nomar Garciaparras 31-gamer in 2003.

Gonzalez extended his overall hit streak to 13 games on Wednesday night. Its his longest hit streak of the season, and the longest active streak among American League batters.

Tim Wakefield didnt get career win No. 200 on Wednesday night, but Jonathan Papelbon picked up his fourth win of the season by pitching a perfect ninth inning, after lefty Randy Williams pitched 1.1 innings of scorless ball.

For Papelbon, it marks the second time in his career that hes picked up the win in back-to-back games, and hes allowed no runs and only one hit while striking out 10 over his last eight games.

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Red Sox avoid arbitration with Bogaerts, Holt with 1-year deals

Red Sox avoid arbitration with Bogaerts, Holt with 1-year deals

Facing a 1 p.m. Friday deadline to avoid arbitration, the Red Sox reportedly agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with center field Jackie Bradley Jr., and also avoided hearings with six other players.

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts, utilityman Brock Holt, pitchers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross Jr., Tyler Thornburgh and catcher Sandy Leon also agreed to one-year deals.

Terms of the deals were not announced.

It leaves left-handers Fernando Abad and Drew Pomeranz as the only arbitration-eligible Red Sox without a deal.  

Report: Bradley Jr. avoids arbitration, agrees to 1-year, $3.6M deal with Red Sox

Report: Bradley Jr. avoids arbitration, agrees to 1-year, $3.6M deal with Red Sox

Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the team, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported.

Bradley, who turns 27 April 19, had his best season in 2016, hitting .267 with 26 homers and a league-best 29-game hitting streak. He also won his first Gold Glove. A Scott Boras client, Bradley isn’t eligible for free agency until 2020. 
 
Friday at 1 p.m. was the deadline to reach deals to avoid arbitration. 

Other arbitration-eligible Red Sox are infielders Xander Bogaerts and Brock Holt, left-handers Drew Pomeranz and Fernando Abad, right-handers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross and Tyler Thornburg and catcher Sandy Leon.