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Morning Sports Update: Jackie Bradley Jr. says hitting streak ‘was a fun ride’

Good morning, sports fans.

On Thursday against the Rockies, Jackie Bradley Jr. went 0-for-4, ending his 29-game hitting streak. AP Photo/Elise Amendola

The Patriots hold organized team activities, Clay Buchholz struggles again, and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s hit streak ends as the Red Sox fall to the Rockies, 8-2.

Jackie Bradley on 29-game hitting streak: ‘It was a fun ride’: “It was a fun ride,” Bradley said. “To get the opportunity to go this far, it’s a blessing. I wouldn’t say I’m disappointed. Obviously you want to get a hit, but the pitchers are really good in this league. It’s tough getting a hit day in and day out. It was a pretty special run for me.” (The Boston Globe)

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Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo, Martellus Bennett have strong first day at OTAs: Among the players that did participate, Martellus Bennett was an early standout and favorite target among quarterbacks. With Gronkowski and Edelman out, Bennett caught a team-leading four passes during full-team drills. The big tight end had a highlight reel-type catch over Patrick Chung in the end zone. (the Providence Journal)

Red Sox to decide about Clay Buchholz’ spot in rotation as soon as Friday: “Yeah, Dave and I and Carl, we always have conversations about every guy,” said Farrell. “This is no different. We know that Eddie [Rodriguez] is soon to … or ready, probably, to come back to us. There’s been no decision made as of right now.” (Red Sox.com)

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Wade Boggs wore his Yankees World Series ring at Fenway ceremony: Wade Boggs had to have known that his conspicuous ring selection at Fenway would draw attention. (Boston.com)

Marlins’ Jose Fernandez plunks Tampa Bay mascot during warmups: “He was all over my business,” Fernandez said. “I’m trying to concentrate. It was a little change-up that came out of my hand. Just part of the game, man. This is a game, and I love to have fun.” (TampaBay.com)

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