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Trout has got some swing (0:34)

No All-Star starters for Dodgers?

In the NL's final ballot update, 2B Chase Utley joins SS Corey Seager and 1B Adrian Gonzalez among top vote-getters at their positions. However, none of the three are relatively close to a starting spot. Voting ends June 30:

  • Adrian Gonzalez - No. 4 first baseman
  • Chase Utley - No. 5 second baseman
  • Corey Seager - No. 3 shortstop

Angels drop to No. 26 in rankings

Despite dropping series to the Astros and the A's, Albert Pujols was a bright spot for the Angels this week: He passed Harmon Killebrew on the all-time home run list with his 574th homer, 11th-most in MLB history. Power Rankings

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RHP Nick Tepesch, who was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Saturday, was claimed off waivers by the A's. Tepesch will report to AAA Nashville.

Mike Trout in line for All-Star start

In the AL's final ballot update, Trout holds a commanding lead (nearly 800,000 votes) among outfielders. No other Angels are among the top vote-getters at their postion. Voting ends June 30.

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Dodgers climb to No. 8 in rankings

Los Angeles earned a four-spot climb in the rankings this week, despite Saturday's contest being the first in 15 games without a Dodger home run. Next up for club is a trip out to Milwaukee. Power Rankings

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Aldrich bolstered his stock in 2015-16

Kevin Pelton noticed that Cole Aldrich put together a nice season backing up the Clippers' starting center, DeAndre Jordan. That should increase Aldrich's value on the open market. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

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Clips among six to meet with Durant

The Clippers, Heat and Celtics have joined the Warriors, Spurs and the incumbent Thunder on Kevin Durant's list of teams to meet with in advance of Friday's beginning of free agency. Pitching to KD

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Hockey HOF snubbed Recchi, Andreychuk, Kariya

There's no need to begrudge Eric Lindros or the three others named to the Hockey Hall of Fame's 2016 induction class, but this talented trio also deserved to be voted in, Scott Burnside writes.

Ellis' RBI single the difference for Dodgers (0:30)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 5, Pirates 4, Final. Dodgers overcome 4-run deficit. Jansen with the 4-out save.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

It comes in 4s. Over five innings today, Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir gave up 4 hits with 4 runs, 4 of them earned, with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Four scoreless innings for the Dodgers' Scott Kazmir after giving up four runs in the first. Retired 12 consecutive at one point to get there. Dodgers 5-4, T6. Joc Peterson now hitting for Kazmir.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

It took 32 innings, but the Dodgers finally have their first lead in a four-game series at Pittsburgh. All it took was a four-run fifth inning Monday to get it. Dodgers 5-4, B5.

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Trout, Pujols fuel Angels victory

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each went 3-for-5 in the Angels' 7-6 win on Sunday. It's only the fifth game in their five seasons together in which Trout and Pujols had at least three hits each, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. The Angels won all five of those games.