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53-43, 1st in NL West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Dodgers reportedly on the verge of acquiring Manny Machado, here's what president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman told me recently about balancing prudence with chasing stars: "I think the No. 1 thing we're solving for is winning baseball games and trying to put ourselves in position to be as good as we can in the current year, while maintaining that ability as far as we see out. That's the primary driver in everything that we do. That plays out in different ways at different periods of time. One thing I think I appreciate most about this job is the passion that our fans have for the Dodgers. That's something that struck me right away and I continue to encounter, whether it's at the ballpark or at Starbucks or wherever. And we feel a pretty fee responsibility to do everything we can to bring a championship back to Los Angeles, and to put ourselves in position to contend for a championship perennially. With that, we have to balance some short term and long term."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

After Matt Kemp's second-inning double, AL shortstop Manny Machado moseyed over to second base, whipped out his phone, and snapped a selfie of him and the Dodgers outfielder. Depending on which rumor mill you frequent, Machado and Kemp might have a whole lot more photo opps real soon.

Would Machado put Dodgers over the top? (1:39)
Orioles still engaged with several teams on Machado talks (1:04)

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

A crowd of reporters waited by Mike Trout's locker before tonight's All-Star Game. But they weren't there for him — they were there for the guy whose locker is right next to him: Manny Machado. Later, after Machado had taken a few questions — saying he had heard "nothing" from either the Orioles or his agent — Trout was asked how his All-Star teammate is handling all the trade rumors. "He's handling it. He's gotta be going through some emotions. It's probably tough for him. He doesn't know where he's going to be playing," Trout said. "He knows he's going to be traded but doesn't know where. But I'm sure he wants this thing to be over." As a baseball fan, how much is Trout following the story? "Obviously, when you see one of the big guys in the market get traded, you want to see where he's going. I just wish it was [to] the Angels."

4h

Rob Manfred joins the show.

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon question if it's okay that Bryce Harper and his Dad broke the rules, if Manny Machado would put the Dodgers over the top, if the 76ers reaching out to Morey is a surprise and more. Plus, Rob Manfred joins the show.

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13h

Sources: O's have deal in place for Machado

The Baltimore Orioles have the structure of a deal in place for Manny Machado and are working through specific aspects of a trade, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney.

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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2dAlden Gonzalez

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."

1:04

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 ...

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2d

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.

2d

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.

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.

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.

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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