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ICYMI: MLB All-Stars announced

The starters for the MLB All-Star Game were announced Sunday and the Royals tied an AL-record with 4 starters voted in by fans. The 4 Royals starters are their most in a single year in franchise history and more than they’ve had in the previous 25 All-Star Games combined (3). Full roster

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Sunday's MLB Power Rankings

After Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole hadn't won a game since June 18, he gave up 3 ER through 8 innings Sunday to beat the Indians 5-3 and earn his MLB-best 12th win of the season. Yeah, that tops our list. Matz, Hanley, the Da La Rosas

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BBTN reacts to NL All-Star starters

Though Tim Kurkijian said he would "make a couple little changes" -- namely playing Brandon Crawford at SS and Joc Pederson in the outfield -- he thinks the NL fans "did really well on this one."

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Bryce Harper @bharper3407

Very blessed and excited to be part of the @mlb All Star Game this year..I can't thank the @nationals fans and all the other fans across the country that have voted for me and continue to support me! I play for the #NationalLeague #MLB #Nats

Losing Marlins get two ASG starters

The Royals and Cardinals lead their divisions, so it's no surprise to see them get multiple All-Star starters. The other team with at least two players? The Marlins, who are 13 games below .500 and 11.5 games back in the NL East.

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Nationals take down Giants 3-1

Wilson Ramos homered and drove in 2 runs, and Jordan Zimmermann held the Giants to 1 run to sweep the defending champs in D.C. Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong and manager Bruce Bochy were both tossed in the 5th for arguing balls and strikes.

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AL All-Star infield starters

The top votegetters for the American League:

  • 1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
  • 2B Jose Altuve, Astros
  • SS Alcides Escobar, Royals
  • 3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
  • C Salvador Perez, Royals
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AL All-Star outfield and DH starters

The top votegetters for the American League:

Nats complete sweep of Giants at home

Jordan Zimmermann held the Giants to 1 run over 7 IP, and Wilson Ramos had a HR and RBI single to hand the Giants their 6th straight loss. The first-place Nationals have now won 9 straight games at home. Box score

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Wilson Ramos with another RBI

The Nationals catcher hit a solo shot in the 6th to go up 2-1 over the Giants, and he ripped an RBI single in the 8th to score Bryce Harper from 2nd to put the Nats up 3-1. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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NL All-Star outfield starters

The top votegetters for the National League:

NL All-Star infield starters

The top votegetters for the National League:

  • 1B Paul Goldschmidt, D'backs
  • 2B Dee Gordon, Marlins
  • SS Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals
  • 3B Todd Frazier, Reds
  • C Buster Posey, Giants
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Jordan Zimmermann exits with lead

The Nats starter allowed just 1 ER vs. San Francisco on 3 hits through 7 IP as he left the game with the 2-1 lead. Nats RHP David Carpenter is in to pitch the 8th. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Wilson Ramos' go-ahead homer

The Nationals catcher hit his 8th HR of the season to put his team up 2-1 in the 6th vs. the Giants.

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