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53-43, 1st in NL West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Max Muncy lost in the second round of the HR Derby to Bryce Harper, but it's still amazing that he even got there. He has 22 home runs in 74 games after managing only 5 in 96 major league games heading into this season. Throughout, he has credited a restructured approach, which has him crouching more into his stance and getting more upward trajectory with his swing. "I've always felt the power was there," Muncy said recently. "It's just my swing wasn't built for hitting home runs before, whereas now, I feel like I get myself in a better position to use it."

Muncy puts on display to knock Baez out of Derby (1:00)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Muncy with the walk-off! The surprise star of the season hits home runs on eight consecutive swings late in his round and then hits his 17th with time remaining to beat Javier Baez and tie Rhys Hoskins for the best round so far. Not bad for a guy who began the season in Triple-A.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Tonight's Home Run Derby Field: Aguilar, Báez, Bregman, Freeman, Harper, Hoskins, Muncy, Schwarber. Let's do this!

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout will bat third and play center field for the American League; Matt Kemp will bat fifth and play left field for the National League.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here are your AL and NL All-Star lineups!

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Kershaw 'in a good spot' heading into 2nd half

Though he has been up-and-down in his five starts since coming off his second stint on the disabled list, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw says he definitely feels healthy and thinks "the consistency's coming."

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw, on the Dodgers going from 10 under to 10 up and quickly building some depth in their starting rotation ...

Marte turns broken bat frustrations into HR off Kershaw (0:40)
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Machado trade chips dominate Futures Game

Before Manny Machado arrived for the All-Star Game, the Futures Game on Sunday was a who's who of prospects bandied about in trade talks for the Orioles shortstop and others expected to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

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Hernandez hits Dodgers' 129th homer in 5-3 win over Angels

Yasmani Grandal homered, Enrique Hernandez hit a solo shot on his first pitch in the seventh inning for the go-ahead run, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 5-3 win over the Angels on Sunday to gain a split in the Freeway Series.

Kershaw K's 8 in 6-plus innings (0:56)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenley Jansen bounced back from a loss on Saturday with a 1-2-3 ninth inning to notch his 27th save on Sunday. The Dodgers took 2 of 3 from the Angels to close out the first half, and the three games were decided by a combined four runs. The Dodgers head into the All-Star break with a 53-43 record and sit a half-game up on the Diamondbacks in the NL West. The Angels are 49-48, but way back in a stacked AL West.

Kemp does Drake-inspired dance after Hernandez's HR (0:25)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kike Hernandez lined his 16th home run in 239 at-bats this season, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 lead in the seventh. Heading into this season: 28 career home runs, 836 career at-bats.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenta Maeda escaped a bases-loaded jam with a strikeout of Ian Kinsler, which means Clayton Kershaw will finish the first half with a 3-4 record and a 2.74 ERA. 78 SO, 17 BB, 75 2/3 IP.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw was removed from the game after an intense six-pitch battle with Mike Trout ended in a walk. He begged for a couple of strike calls on an afternoon when he did not have his best stuff, and he departed with two on and two out in the seventh, the score tied at 3.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

They must be using the MLB balls and not the minor league ball. Yusniel Diaz hits his second home run, another screaming liner to right-center, the seventh long ball of this Futures Game. Based on this very small sample size of seven innings, you have to be impressed with what the position players have done at the plate. The pitchers? Too many meaty fastballs down the middle.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw struck out Justin Upton with a 92-mph fastball to end the fifth and keep the score tied at 3. He hasn't thrown many of those; mostly curveballs and sliders. Kershaw has allowed 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 7. He needed 82 pitches for 15 outs and may have only one more inning left in him.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The ball is flying at the Futures Game as Dodgers outfielder Yusniel Diaz hits the fifth home run of the game, an impressive line drive to center field that just kept carrying. He's hitting .314 with more walks than strikeouts at Double-A, although has just six home runs in 220 at-bats.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw served up a three-run homer to Jefry Marte, tying this game at 3 in the fourth inning. It was the first home run he had allowed in 23-plus innings since coming off the disabled list.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw slapped a two-out single to the right side to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead in the second inning. It's his fourth hit, and first RBI, in 23 at-bats this season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw escaped a first-inning bases-loaded jam unscathed, but he needed 29 pitches to do so. Kershaw entered with an average of 14.9 pitches per inning, which was fifth-lowest among those with at least 65 innings but also his highest rate in six years.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw's pitch counts since coming off the DL: 55, 68, 74, 89. He's pretty much restriction free now, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated. In case you're wondering: Mike Trout is 2-for-11 lifetime against Kershaw, with 1 BB and 4 SO.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Roberts was asked what he was most proud about with his team in the first half. "Ignoring the noise," he said. The Dodgers were 10 games under .500 on May 16, but can enter the All-Star break in first place with a win today. "If we play the right way," Roberts said of the second half, "we'll be at the top of the division."

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4539th
Batting Average.24420th
On Base Percentage.3259th
Slugging Percentage.4296th
Earned Run Average3.493rd
Quality Starts56Tied-2nd
WHIP1.204th
BAA.2368th