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Bryant in for Stanton; A-Rod left off ASG roster

Two Royals pitchers were added to the AL All-Star roster Monday, which brings Kansas City to an MLB-high six representatives, while Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was left off the team.

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Doug Mittler

Mittler: Relevant midseason MLB stat trends

Laying out some of the more interesting and relevant statistical trends around MLB at the midseason point, including a decrease in walks and sacrifice bunts and an increase in shifts.

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Nats slugger Harper passes on Home Run Derby (2:22)
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Rancel: Top prospects from 2014 Futures Game

Tommy Rancel looks back at the 2014 MLB Futures Game and breaks down the top prospects still yet to reach the major leagues. He leads with Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager.

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Best walk-off home runs so far in 2015 (1:50)
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13hDavid Schoenfield

Blue Jays should trade for Jeff Samardzija

There might be bigger names out there, perhaps more effective starters, too, but the White Sox right-hander could be a solid option at the right price.

Peter Hapak
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The Body Issue

It's time for ESPN The Magazine's seventh annual celebration of athletes' bodies, where we admire the potential of the human form and stand in awe of those who push their physiques to profound frontiers.

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Dodgers grab 7-6 lead vs. Phillies in 6th

The Dodgers reclaimed the lead for the first time since the first inning on Howie Kendrick's RBI single in the sixth. Kendrick is 3-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs. Follow live

Tigers pouring it on over Mariners

Detroit scored 9 runs in the sixth and seventh innings as they built a 12-5 lead over the M's in Seattle. Third baseman Nick Castellanos already has his first career 4-hit game, and the Tigers offense has 18 hits. Follow live

No All-Star Game for A-Rod

Seattle's Nelson Cruz, who was voted in by the fans, and Texas' Prince Fielder are the two AL All-Star designated hitters. Both have a higher batting average and more RBIs than Alex Rodriguez.

Dozier, Twins walk off with win

Brian Dozier backed his AL All-Star selection earlier in the night with a walk-off HR in the 10th to lift the Twins past the Orioles in Minneapolis.

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Mets score late to win in San Francisco

Mets C Johnny Monell's double in the top of the 9th scored the first two runs of the game, and Juan Lagares' RBI single was just insurance in the Mets' 3-0 win over the Giants, who have lost 7 straight. Box score

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Grandal knots score on 3-run HR in fifth

Yasmani Grandal launched his 13th homer this season to the RF seats in the bottom of the fifth to pull the Dodgers even with the Phillies 6-6. It's the second tie of the game. Follow live

Cardinals claim series opener vs. Cubs

Cubs LHP Jon Lester -- who is now batting .015 after his first MLB hit -- took a no-hit bid into the 7th, but Cards RHP John Lackey earned the win after pitching 7 shutout innings and striking out 4. The Cards have won 8 of 10 vs. the Cubs this season. Box score

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Rain delay rejuvenated Cardinals

After a 1-hour, 16-minute rain delay at Wrigley, the Cardinals broke the game open and scored 4 insurance runs in the top of the 9th, highlighted by Randal Grichuk's 2-run double. The Cubs have work to do in the bottom of the 9th down 6-0. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Mariners take lead in Seattle

Logan Morrison hit a 3-run homer to center in the fifth inning to put the Mariners ahead 5-3 for their first lead of the game. But the Tigers won't go away. Yoenis Cespedes homered in the sixth to cut the Tigers' deficit to one run. Follow live

Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

Ruben Tejada with a four-pitch walk. Two on, one out for Daniel Murphy. Giants begging Mets to win this game. Chris Heston departing.

Final vote candidates by the numbers

Clayton Kershaw has the lowest WAR of the 4 pitchers up for the NL final vote, while Brett Gardner has the highest WAR of the AL contenders. Making their cases

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AL Final Vote candidates

Here are the players the fans will be able to vote on for the AL's final All-Star spot:

  • SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
  • LF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers
  • 2B Brian Dozier, Twins
  • LF Brett Gardner, Yankees
  • 3B Mike Moustakas, Royals

NL Final Vote Candidates

Here are the players the fans will be able to vote on for the NL's final All-Star spot:

  • LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  • RHP Johnny Cueto, Reds
  • RHP Carlos Martinez, Cardinals
  • RHP Jeurys Familia, Mets
  • SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies

Braves snap Brewers' 8-game win streak

Kelly Johnson slugged a 2-run homer, and Atlanta pounded out 15 hits to cool off the red-hot Brewers. Rookie Matt Wisler earned his 3rd win in 4 big league starts. Box score

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Mark Saxon @markasaxon

Here's a little ray of light if you're worried about #Dodgers rotation: Brandon Beachy threw 92 pitches tonight at OKC: 6 IP 9H 3ER 2BB 5Ks