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Machado blockbuster makes Dodgers the NL's team to beat

With a move to Hollywood in the Dodgers' latest deadline splash, rental extraordinaire Manny Machado's stay in L.A. is likely to last deep into October

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Season's second half

Winning isn't the only thing: Realistic goals for all 30 teams

Is your favorite team down for the count? Probably. But there's still something for it to accomplish coming out of the All-Star break.

Who's your team's most important player?

Contenders and also-rans have one thing in common: They need these stars, regulars or prospects to deliver.

Harper's Future

How crazy would it be to consider trading Bryce Harper?

The Nationals have underachieved and their star slugger could leave at the end of the year. So is there any chance they could follow the Orioles' lead by moving their pending free agent?

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Monumental mashing: Ranking D.C.'s record 10 All-Star Game homers

The 2018 Midsummer Classic turned into Home Run Derby Part 2 on an epic night at Nationals Park. We break down which dingers brought the most drama.

Baseball lightens up, goes deep at the Midsummer Classic

This year's All-Star Game aimed to do more than play a game, and it showed off baseball's stars. But did it connect with fans?

All-Stars brought the power to D.C.

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Astros come up big for AL win

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Segura smacks go-ahead 3-run homer

AL Final Vote winner, Jean Segura, takes Josh Hader out to left-center field to give the American League the lead.

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Judge crushes 1st career All-Star Game homer

Aaron Judge goes deep off Max Scherzer in the second inning to put the American League ahead.

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Astros hit back-to back HRs in 10th inning

Alex Bregman starts the 10th inning with a solo homer, then his teammate George Springer follows him up with a dinger of his own to lead the AL.

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Judge says Severino catching HR was 'meant to be'

Aaron Judge recounts the message he got from Justin Verlander before taking Max Scherzer deep and describes the atmosphere around the game.

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Springer not surprised Bregman stepped up big

George Springer says teammate Alex Bregman thrived in the All-Star setting and enjoyed winning the game for the American League.

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Trout 'does as much as he can' to promote himself

Mike Trout responds to Rob Manfred's comments about promoting the Angels' star and discusses both him and Aaron Judge homering in the All-Star Game.

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Altuve describes feeling of first All-Star hit

Jose Altuve says it "feels good" to get a hit and play with Mike Trout and other stars of the game.

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Martinez says Verlander called Judge's homer

J.D. Martinez describes the mood in the dugout after Aaron Judge took Max Scherzer deep in the second inning of the All-Star Game.

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All-Star Game reflective of entire season

Karl Ravech, Mark Teixeira and Tim Kurkjian discuss the amount of home runs and strikeouts in the American League's 8-6 victory.

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Kemp plays dumb on Machado rumors

Matt Kemp is asked about Manny Machado to the Dodgers rumors during the All-Star Game and feigns ignorance.

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Bregman's mom excited about receiving Camaro

Alex Bregman gets a choice of cars for his All-Star Game MVP performance and chooses a Camaro to give to his mom.

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Gennett ties game with HR in 9th

Scooter Gennett pounds a home run out to right field off Edwin Diaz to send the All-Star Game to extras.

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Story clubs solo homer to tie game in 7th

Trevor Story brings the NL back with a deep ball off Charlie Morton.

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Contreras gets NL on board with solo homer

Willson Contreras just clears the wall with a solo homer to left field off Blake Snell.

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Home Run Derby

Bryce brings down the house with epic Home Run Derby comeback

His time in Washington might be nearing its end, but on this night, Bryce Harper made Nationals fans forget their frustrations.

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Yankees pleased, but striving for second-half improvement

The Yankees aren't finding fault in their 62-33 record, but they know they have to pick up the pace to catch Boston and make a World Series run.

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Will Sheffield shore up the Yanks' rotation -- or be trade bait?

The team's top pitching prospect could boost the Bombers down the stretch. But will he be in pinstripes or be a chip that brings in Manny Machado?

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Law: Yusniel Diaz, Fernando Tatis star in homer-happy Futures Game

Homers and fastballs were in big supply at Sunday's Futures Game. Keith Law breaks down the prospects who showed the most in this showcase.

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