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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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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.

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Jon Lester finally gets first hit

Tweeted the Cubs pitcher today: "Would've been nice to cap off my 1st hit with a W but at least we're off the schnide, .031 never looked so good! Let's play 2 today! #NVRQT"

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Dozier, Kershaw, Votto top All-Star snubs

David Schoenfield says both managers did decent jobs in filling out the All-Star rosters, but some deserving names were still left off the teams. Grading the rosters

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No All-Star Game for A-Rod

Seattle's Nelson Cruz, who was voted in by the fans, and Texas' Prince Fielder are the two AL All-Star designated hitters. Both have a higher batting average and more RBIs than Alex Rodriguez.

BBTN's Monday night Web Gem

Aaron Hicks made an over-the-shoulder catch while avoiding the wall, but can it top Avisail Garcia's home run robbery?

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Price upset with Mariners' bullpen mound

Tigers LHP David Price tweeted his displeasure, telling Seattle to "#beatmedontcheatme." According to Price, the landing area was flatter than normal. "You go from that mound to the game mound and your foot's not hitting the ground where it was hitting in your last 40 throws in the bullpen. It's completely different and that is how guys get hurt."

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Yordano Ventura returning Thursday

The RHP will start Thursday for the Royals after not playing since June 12 due to ulnar nerve irritation in his right elbow, which caused bouts of numbness. Ventura dealt with a slight recurrence of the symptoms in his final Triple-A rehab start but it won't keep him off the mound.

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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.