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Don't forgot about the kicker, Rams

For as many close games as the Rams have a tendency to play, a strong, accurate field goal kicker could be the difference between their first winning season since 2003 or continued mediocrity, writes Nick Wagoner. Under-the-radar storylines

Lineup: Angels (45-56) vs. Red Sox (55-44)

  • 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
  • 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
  • 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
  • 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
  • 5. Jefry Marte, 1B (R)
  • 6. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
  • 7. Jett Bandy, C (R)
  • 8. Gregorio Petit, LF (R)
  • 9. Johnny Giavotella, 2B (R)
  • SP: Jered Weaver, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Huston Street knows he's a trade target

The rumor mill has included Street as a potential trade option for the Angels. And while some players claim to avoid media reports and speculation about them, the 32-year-old veteran pitcher is fully aware of the things that have been written about him in the past few days. "I read everything," said Street. "I know exactly what's going on." MLB.com

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Less home-field advantage in L.A.?

In terms of travel, it looks that way, at least within the NFC West. As Dan Graziano notes, the Rams' move to Los Angeles dropped the average flight distance for divisional opponents by 1,500 miles. Moves with immediate impact

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Pujols preparing for last series vs. Ortiz

With the Red Sox traveling to Anaheim for the last time this season this weekend, Albert Pujols knows he'll likely be playing his last game against his old friend, David Ortiz. β€œHe's like a big brother to me,” Pujols said. β€œIt's going to be pretty emotional knowing that's the last time I'm going to play against him.” Orange County Register

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

According to one GM the Dodgers are "in" on almost every part of the trade market from top starters Sale and Archer to top relievers Davis and Miller to top bats like Bruce and Cargo and will certainly be an interesting team to watch as the Monday deadline approaches.

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Paul, Griffin cited in MVP conversation

Neither one as the most valuable player, mind you. But ESPN's Summer Forecast team included Chris Paul and Blake Griffin among 11 players when asked to list who will be the three best players in the NBA next season. Forecast: 2016-17 MVP projections

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Royals are trying to package Ian Kennedy to the Dodgers in a potential Wade Davis trade. Said one MLB exec: "I don't think anyone is taking Ian Kennedy's entire contract." Kennedy is owed about $65 million through the 2020 season. It makes sense for the Royals to try, but the initial response to the idea from Davis suitors appears to be underwhelming.

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