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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.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Taylor Trammell smashes a long fly ball to deep center and flashes two fingers to the dugout as he heads to first base to signal his second home run of the day ... only the ball hits the top of the wall and he has to settle for a standup triple. OK, I kind of like the cockiness there, but you better be sure it's out. Still, an impressive display all day from the Reds prospect.

Elizabeth Baugh ESPN Editor 

Josh Norman cranks it ahead of the celebrity softball game.

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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.

Elizabeth Baugh ESPN Editor 

Pitchers who rake.

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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.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Mets fans, meet your potential first baseman of the future: Peter Alonso belts a towering fly ball out to left field and stands and watches it for a few moments. Hopefully, this won't turn into an international incident. Alonso has 21 homers between Double-A and Triple-A, but has hit just .190 at Las Vegas in 23 games since his promotion. Still, he may be the power hitter that Dom Smith may never turn into.

Dana Lee ESPN 

Bill Nye the Science Guy demonstrating the physics behind a line drive.

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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.

Elizabeth Baugh ESPN Editor 

John Wall should probably just stick to basketball.

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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.

Dana Lee ESPN 

Bill Nye the Science Guy demonstrating the physics behind a line drive.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Reds outfielder Taylor Trammell had the most impressive batting practice session of anybody on the U.S. team, smashing line drives and several long home runs and he just crushed one over the fence in right-center with his pretty left-handed swing in his first at-bat in the Futures Game. The 35th pick in the 2016 draft, he's developed into of the most intriguing power-speed players in the minors.

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.

Dana Lee ESPN 

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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.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen -- going without batting gloves -- ties up the Futures Game with a two-run home run off Twins prospect Lewis Thorpe. Look to see Jansen in the second half since he's hitting .286/.409/.482 at Triple-A and the Jays take a look at some of their younger players.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Brutal series for the Brewers in Pittsburgh as the Pirates sweep a five-game series. Sunday's loss was a dagger: The Pirates tie it up in the bottom of the ninth, the Brewers score in the 10th, but the Pirates score twice to walk it off. This little six-game winning streak for the Pirates also puts them on the fringes of the wild-card race, meaning they not be so eager to trade off some veterans if they stay hot after the All-Star break.

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.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Pirates rallying in an absolute downpour. 6-5 Milwaukee, first and third, two out. Umpires trying to get the game finished.

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.