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Sale's pitch: Slam-dunk All-Star starter for AL

After stifling the Cardinals with his record-tying eighth straight start with 10 or more K's, there's no better pick to start for the AL, writes David Schoenfield.

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Eric Longenhagen

Longenhagen: MLB international signing primer

July 2, when the new crop of amateur international signees becomes eligible to sign pro contracts, should be circled on every baseball fan's calendar as the second most important day of the year.

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Report: Angels' Scioscia and GM at odds (5:20)
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Gordon's 3-run inside-the-park home run (0:17)
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17hRon Shandler

Shandler: Dump deals that make sense

For fantasy baseball owners in keeper leagues, the 2015 season title chase might be over, so Ron Chandler explains some "dump" deals that might be beneficial for first- and last-place teams.

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23hDavid Schoenfield

Monday's power rankings

Following an impressive start -- only his second in the majors -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Cody Anderson leads our nightly power rankings.

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11hMark Saxon

Dodgers have a frustrating evening

The Los Angeles Dodgers endured their most frustrating loss of 2015 on Monday, 10-6 to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

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Long ball propels Angels past Yankees

Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar launched back-to-back homers, and New York was held to just 2 hits in a 2-1 Angels home win.

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Montgomery tosses 1-hit shutout

Mariners rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery took a no-hitter into the 7th, but ultimately settled for his 2nd straight complete-game shutout in the 5-0 win over the Padres.

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Twins run past Reds

Minnesota's bats went wild on "Zoo Night" at Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark. The Twins turned 15 hits into 8 runs, including a solo HR by Torii Hunter, in the 8-5 victory.

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Solo HRs enough for Angels in win

Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar hit consecutive homers off Yankees starter Ivan Nova in the 6th, and rookie Andrew Heaney (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 7 K's) made it stand up in a 2-1 win in L.A. Box score

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David Schoenfield @dschoenfield

Those eight: Cliff Lee (3 in 2011), Montgomery, Scherzer, Porcello (2014), Martin Perez (2014), Hamels (2012), Johan (2012), Holland (2011).

Twins pound out win over Reds

Six different Minnesota players had at least 2 hits, including Torii Hunter, who hit his 12th HR of the season, in an 8-5 road win over the Reds. Box score

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M's rookie tosses 2nd straight shutout

Lefty Mike Montgomery pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just 1 hit while striking out 7 and walking 4 in a 5-0 win vs. the Padres. In his previous start, Montgomery blanked the defending AL champion Royals. Box score

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Braun's 4-hit night sparks Brewers

Ryan Braun finished 4-for-5, Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs, and Adam Lind drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the 8th.

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BBTN Minute: AL All-Star starter

Dallas Keuchel, Sonny Gray, Chris Sale, Chris Archer are among the top candidates to start for the American League at the All-Star Game.

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Solarte ends Montgomery's no-hit bid

Mariners LF Seth Smith made a nice catch to open the bottom of the 7th, but he couldn't get to Yangervis Solarte's double down the line. It was the first hit allowed by Mike Montgomery, but the shutout remains intact. Follow live

Angels' Pujols, Aybar go back-to-back

The solo home runs by the Angels' 4 and 5 hitters put Los Angeles in the lead. Pujols' blast represented his 13th of June, the 3rd-most he's ever had in a single month, and the 544th of his career. Follow live

They're giving away baseball in Detroit

Neither team could secure the game-winning run. In fact, the Tigers and Pirates could only muster up 1 hit combined in the 12th and baseball carries on in Motor City. Follow live

Brewers rally past Phillies

Aramis Ramirez drove in 3 runs, Ryan Bruan had his first four-hit game since May 2014, and the visiting Brewers defeated the Phillies 4-3. Box score

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Cincy notches 4 in the 7th

Marlon Byrd opened the inning with his 13th HR of the season, a solo shot. Not the worst when the Twins started with a 6-run lead, right? Cincinnati plated 3 more in the inning -- all 2-out runs -- and Minnesota's 7-1 lead to start the inning is now 7-5 heading to the 8th. Follow live

White Sox outlast Cardinals in 11

Tyler Flowers broke a 1-1 tie with an 11th-inning HR to end St. Louis' 6-game winning streak. Chicago SP Chris Sale struck out 12 over 8 innings, his 8th straight game with double-digit K's. Box score

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