Ryan Dull replaced A’s starter Jesse Hahn in the eighth inning and allowed a ying home run, negating Hahn’s shutout. But designated hitter Billy Butler answered with a go-ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth to give the A’s a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays and ensure Hahn’s outing was not entirely wasted.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a grand slam and Howie Kendrick added a two-run homer, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers spoil Mike Mayers' major league debut in a 9-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night.
Adam Frazier is an unlikely source of power. The Pittsburgh Pirates' 5-foot-10 utilityman had hit just three home runs in his first four years of professional baseball coming into Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt says it was difficult for him to put in words how honored he was to win the "final vote" to be named as the last member of the National League All-Star team before Friday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Belt will play in his first All-Star Game on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.
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