Andrew Benintendi. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Andrew Benintendi's a candidate for the final All-Star fan vote, and he continued to bolster his case with his 31st multi-hit game of the season and fourth in a row in last night's Red Sox win. Over his last four games, the outfielder's 10-for-15 with a homer, three doubles, and eight runs.
Benintendi's hoping the fans take notice, so he can join teammates Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Mitch Moreland, Chris Sale, and Craig Kimbrel at the midsummer classic a week from tonight in Washington, D.C.
"It's something I've watched growing up, and it'd be pretty cool to be a part of," Benintendi said. "I mean, yeah, they're all putting together really good seasons, and just to be a part of it, it's cool to kind of see how this whole thing has unraveled. Over the next few days, it'll be kind of fun to keep an eye on, but I'm just looking forward to tracking it."
Andrelton Simmons. Eddie Rosario, Jean Segura and Giancarlo Stanton are the other candidates, but Benintendi has a higher OPS and on-base percentage than any of them, as well as more runs, triples, and stolen bases.
The Sox campaign for their young star last night by writing hashtag Vote Benny in chalk in the dirt behind home plate.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports