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Who were the biggest All-Star snubs?

Joey Votto, Clayton Kershaw and Alex Rodriguez were among some of the biggest names passed over when the All-Star rosters were announced on Tuesday.

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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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Monday's power rankings

Brian Dozier, who was left off the All-Star team on Monday despite leading the AL in extra-base hits, delivered a walk-off home run for the Twins.

Nats slugger Harper passes on Home Run Derby (2:22)

Web Gems: Monday, July 6

Does Aaron Hicks' over-the-shoulder catch top the reigning Web Gem, Avisail Garcia's game-saving catch at the wall? Time to vote!

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5hAdam Rubin

Jon Niese gets long-overdue win

Jon Niese pitched eight shutout innings on Monday night to pick up his first victory since May 9.

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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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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

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.


Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

ELIAS: Kyle Lohse hasn't allowed a HR in his last 13 home starts, 6th-longest such streak over the last 20 years, longest by any active P.

Dodgers beat Phillies after 3-run 7th

Jimmy Rollins' 2-run single in the 7th put the Dodgers up for good to take the first of the four-game series 10-7. Howie Kendrick went 4-for-5 with 1 RBI, and Adrian Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal homered in the win. Box score


Dozier, Twins walk off with win

Brian Dozier might have boosted his AL All-Star Final Vote candidacy with a walk-off HR in the 10th to lift the Twins past the Orioles in Minneapolis.


Jon Lester finally breaks his O-for-life

Check out Lester's first MLB hit -- a solid, infield single. He was 0-for-71 in the regular season and postseason combined.


Hicks makes spectacular grab

The Vikings might want to consider Twins CF Aaron Hicks at receiver the way he tracked this fly ball down for the over-the-shoulder catch.


Steinbrenner: Amazing year for A-Rod

"I think it's one of the greatest comeback years any player has ever had," Yanks owner Hank Steinbrenner said Monday at his Hank's Yanks Golf Classic charity event. "It's an amazing year. The bad hips, all the other stuff, the more than a year off at his age. To come back and do what he's done is pretty amazing." Vote for best comeback

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Rays-Royals game postponed

The game was called off Monday approximately an hour before first pitch due to heavy rainfall and tornado warnings. The Royals and Rays will play a day-night doubleheader Tuesday, with games scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and 7:10 p.m. ET.

Baseball Tonight @BBTN

Nick Castellanos (4-5, HR, 4 RBI) paces 19-hit @tigers attack to beat Mariners, 12-5. All-Star J.D. Martinez homers for 3rd straight game.

Rollins, Dodgers break 7-7 tie in 7th

Jimmy Rollins delivered a two-out, two-run single to left-center field in the seventh to give the Dodgers a 9-7 lead vs. the Phillies, and Joc Pederson added insurance with an RBI double in the next at-bat to bring home Rollins. Follow live

Are we in golden age of starting pitching?

Writes David Schoenfield: "In what kind of universe does Kershaw not make the All-Star team? ... Sale, Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Felix Hernandez, Madison Bumgarner, Zack Greinke, David Price, Cole Hamels ... those guys are all potential Hall of Famers if they stay healthy." Prime pitching

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