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What to watch for in the second half

Pitching, pitching and more pitching, tight races, trade deadline, Jim Thome milestone

Updated: July 14, 2011, 1:17 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Derek Jeter is, presumably, rested and ready to go for the second half. Robinson and Jose Cano will go their separate ways after breaking out their heartwarming "Father Throws Best" routine in the Home Run Derby. And Justin Verlander, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels and all those pitchers who were forbidden from throwing Tuesday night will have the wraps taken off later this week.

Now that the 82nd All-Star Game is history, it's time to look ahead to the trade deadline, the dog days, the ...

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