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Who should start the All-Star Game for the AL?

Manager Ned Yost has six strong candidates from which to choose, including strikeout wizard Chris Sale and league wins leader Dallas Keuchel.

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Olney: The five most glaring All-Star omissions

Buster Olney doesn't feel the word "snub" applies to All-Star selections, but he does have the biggest "omissions," plus a look at the surging Pirates.

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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.

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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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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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KC's last 3 wins have been walk-offs

Paulo Orlando's grand slam gave the Royals their third straight win via a walk-off. They didn't have any walk-off wins in their first 44 wins this season.

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Marlins deemed market efficient

According to a study by NerdWallet, Miami is "the most financially efficient baseball team in our study [using payroll data since 2000]." The Marlins are currently 35-48.

Royals walk-off in stlye

Paulo Orlando hit a walk-off HR in his first MLB game since May 29. He was called up from Triple-A on Monday. It was his first career walk-off hit of any kind -- in his first career plate appearance with the bases loaded. Box score

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Paulo Orlando with walk-off grand slam. Royals win 9-5. It was 3rd walk-off GS this season: Derek Norris on May 29 Todd Frazier on June 17

Royals sweating in the 9th

Greg Holland gave up a leadoff triple to Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier in he 9th inning nursing a one-run lead but the play went under review. The stoppage took over four minutes but the call stood. Follow live

Final: Cubs 7, Cardinals 4

Chicago snapped St. Louis' 3-game win streak behind 12 hits and a big Anthony Rizzo HR. Its deficit behind the Cardinals in the NL Central is down to 8.5 games. Box score

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Kiermaier with a tremendous jump from first on a single to center; Rays have first and third, one out in the seventh. 4-4 with KC.

Wheels coming off for Cardinals

Six straight Cubs have reached base in the eighth, including a 2-run HR by Anthony Rizzo and an RBI single by Chris Denorfia. The Cubs lead 7-2, after scoring 5 totals runs in their last 5 games vs. Cards. Follow live

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Fourth-inning HR by Alex Gordon was 430 feet, his 3rd-longest of season. Most 430-foot HR this season: TOR 17 LAD 16 COL 14 KC 14

Cardinals score 2, chase Arrieta

After cruising through 6 innings, Jake Arrieta ran into trouble with 2 outs in the 7th. He gave up 3 straight hits that plated the Cards' first runs of the game and pushed Arrieta out of the game. The Cubs still lead 3-2. Follow live

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Span, Escobar out for tonight's game

Nationals CF Denard Span (back) and 3B Yunel Escobar (hamstring) are both out of the lineup tonight vs. the Reds after leaving Monday night's game early.

So, Alex Gordon is A-OK?

In his 2nd-inning at-bat, Alex Gordon was plunked by Matt Moore. When he came up 2 innings later, Gordon homered to right to tie the game at 4. The Rays had just scored 3 runs in the top of the fourth to take a lead. Follow live

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East Coast bias? Not this year

For the first time ever, no Yankees or Red Sox player is slated to start in the All-Star Game. (via Elias).

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Olney: Top 5 All-Star 'omissions'

ESPN's Buster Olney doesn't like the word "snub" but Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw and Twins 2B Brian Dozier are two players he would have liked to see make the All-Star team. The other three (Insider)

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ESPN on Snapchat Discover live

At 40 years, 10 months and 16 days, who's the oldest player to hit a home run in the MLB All-Star Game? Take your best guess at Tuesday Trivia in the latest edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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