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Andrus ready to go after tough end to first half

Andrus ready to go after tough end to first half

BOSTON -- Elvis Andrus is ready for the second half after battling what he called mental fatigue in the final week of the season before the All-Star break.

"My body feels good, but I was little fatigued," Andrus said. "It always seems that way when I get to the end of something. Mentally I get tired because I know the first half was about to end. I know it shouldn't happen, I know I'm supposed to play good and stay mentally strong.

"Now I'm good. The second half is about to start and I'm ready to go. Mentally I'm ready."

Andrus was hitless in his last 14 at-bats before the All-Star break and was hitting .158 in his last 10 games. He has just two extra-base hits in his last 29 games.

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