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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.

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.

LeBron enjoys watching the Lakers play (0:57)

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.

LeBron hyped after Caruso's 4-point play (0:30)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Futures Game is one of the fun days of the year, a chance to see many of the game's top prospects in one showcase. The guy I'm most curious to watch: Angels outfielder Jo Adell, the second-youngest player on the U.S. team, who has exploded in his first full season as a pro with 17 home runs and a .318 average in Class A. He's 0-for-2 so far, but at 6-3, he's an impressive presence at the plate and before the game he talked about how he's honed his stroke with the repetition of playing every day and doing a better job of adapting to specific game situations.

Nick King beats the buzzer in front of King James (0:17)

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.