BOSTON - A 16-year-old Dominican kid stepped up to the plate just around the corner from his home and took his swings in the batter's box.
We're a few weeks away from the All-Star Break, and there have been plenty of surprises in the American League.
BOSTON - Three thoughts from the Red Sox' 8-4 loss to the Twins on Thursday:
1) Farrell's fate.
Things haven't exactly gone the Boston Red Sox' way in 2014.
STAR OF THE GAME: Torii Hunter