Mid-summer shuffle

MLB: With 15 games on the slate today, the excitement will be out of the ballpark and some key games might cause shuffling on the leaderboard. In an afternoon tilt at Camden Yards, Boston takes on Baltimore (12:35 p.m.). The Red Sox have been inconsistent offensively of late, dealing with an Adrian Gonzalez slump and a post-suspension David Ortiz. If Boston continues its cold streak -- the Red Sox lost to Tampa Bay 9-5 Saturday and 1-0 Sunday -- the Yankees could supplant their rivals as the new leaders of the AL East.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, who lead the NL Central by half a game, will look for a sweep of the Reds and a firmer hold on their top spot (12:35 p.m.). ... It's a battle for first in the AL Central, with the Indians and Tigers -- sporting identical 51-45 records -- looking to gain an upper-hand. The Indians let go of a ninth-inning lead Tuesday in a 2-1 loss to the Twins and are hoping to make up for that in today's game at Target Field (1:10 p.m). ... Meanwhile, the Tigers will look to put away the Oakland Athletics in Detroit for a third consecutive victory (7:05 p.m.). The return of Carlos Guillen (after last August's season-ending knee injury) has Detroit looking strong at the plate. Guillen is 4 for 10 with three RBIs, and the team has won two of three since his return.

WNBA: The WNBA has two games left before the All-Star break. The Atlanta Dream face the Washington Mystics (11:30 a.m.). The Mystics' first half was plagued by injuries, but things are looking up. Crystal Langhorne, who was sidelined for three games with a back injury, came through in a clutch 89-85 overtime win against the Sparks on Sunday. ... The Lynx face the Mercury with revenge on their minds after Phoenix put up 112 in last week's matchup. Minnesota will try to slow Phoenix All-Star Diana Taurasi with its very own All-Star, Maya Moore (3:30 p.m.).

WPS: If you didn't get enough soccer during the World Cup, look no further than tonight's WPS matchup in Rochester. Abby Wambach's magicJack squad is set to face Marta's Western New York Flash in a sold-out Sahlen's Stadium (7:30 p.m.). Adding to an already thrilling matchup are U.S. players Alex Morgan, of the Flash and Megan Rapinoe, who is on the magicJack.

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