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And the All-Star Game starters are ...

The starters for the 86th Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati are being announced right now -- live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Watch: MLB All-Star selection show

Check out who will be starting the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati on July 14. Just how many Royals are getting the nod? Who's getting snubbed? Which teams will end up with the most All-Stars? It's all here. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Angels take first-inning lead

With three hits and and a sac fly from SS Erick Aybar, the Angels made it 3-0 early over Colby Lewis and the Rangers in Arlington. Follow live

Mets get it done on both sides of the ball

Mets LHP Steven Matz allowed just 2 hits and struck out 8 through 6 shutout innings vs. the Dodgers, and he even added an RBI in the 8-0 win. The Mets' offense collected 15 hits to take the series in L.A. Box score


Mariners hold on to split series

Seattle RF Seth Smith's 2-RBI single was enough to secure the 2-1 win over the A's to split the 4-game series in Oakland. M's LHP Mike Montgomery gave up 1 run through 5 2/3 IP and Fernando Rodney earned the save. Box score


Blue Jays rough up Verlander

Jose Bautista hit his 17th HR as part of a 6-run 5th inning against Justin Verlander, who allowed 7 runs and is still seeking his first win of the year.


Mets add another to already large lead

The Mets added another run vs. the Dodgers behind a Wilmer Flores RBI double. Though Logan Verrett grounded out in his first MLB at-bat to end the inning with the bases loaded, the Mets have a comfortable 8-0 in the 8th. Follow live

Royals rally for walkoff win over Twins

Eric Hosmer drives in Lorenzo Cain all the way from first to give K.C. a 3-2 win over Minnesota.


Watch: BBTN before All-Star selections

Check out all that's happening around MLB as the BBTN crew prepares for the All-Star Game starters to be announced at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Sun on Mets' side

Mets CF Juan Lagares hit a ball to deep right field that Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig just couldn't find in the sun as two runs scored to put the Mets up 7-0 in the 7th. Follow live

The new way to play shortstop?

Sure, Dodgers SS Kike Hernandez didn't get the force out at second in this acrobatic stop, but surely he deserves points for style? The Dodgers trail the Mets 4-0 in the 6th. Follow live


Rubby de la Rosa hot and cold

The D-backs RHP gave up 6 hits to start the game, then retired 14 straight Rockies, and now the 6th has consisted of a single, HR and walk as he exits trailing 6-1. Follow live

Red Sox take series vs. Astros

Hanley Ramirez regained Boston's lead for good with a two-run HR in the seventh inning to help take down the Astros 5-4. Box score


Mets, Matz add 3 runs in the 4th

LHP Steven Matz picked up another RBI today vs. the Dodgers – making that 5 RBIs in his first two starts in the bigs. He's struck out 6 and allowed just 1 hit through the first 4 innings as the Mets lead 4-0. Follow live


Orioles crush White Sox 9-1

O's RHP Miguel Gonzalez struck out 3 and allowed 1 run through 6 IP as Baltimore avoided the sweep vs. the Sox, who committed 4 errors. Chris Davis was robbed of another HR, this time at the hands of Chicago LF J.B. Shuck. Box score