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Angels showing interest in a pair of Padres players
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10:52 am ET) After watching AL West rival Oakland acquire Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs, the Angels are hoping to make some moves of their own leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. Two players on the team's radar are Padres closer Huston Street and starting pitcher Ian Kennedy, major-league sources told FOX Sports.

The Angels and Padres have discussed a trade for Street, but their talks have yet to progress to Kennedy. Though, a deal including both players might be difficult because Street and Kennedy are under team control through 2015.

The sources added the Padres are "lukewarm" about trading Kennedy.


Albert Pujols riding a hot bat
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10:51 am ET) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols entered the All-Star break on a five-game hitting streak in which he's 10 for 21. Pujols went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Rangers, upping his average to .279/.325/.491.

Pujols 20 homers, 64 RBI, 58 runs scored and 19 doubles at the break.


Anthony Rendon register three hits in win over Phillies
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:49 am ET) Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon registered three hits in his team's 10-3 win over the Phillies in Philadelphia.

Rendon singled in the first and sixth innings, respectively. He doubled in a run in the ninth inning and finished 3 for 5 with three runs scored and one RBI. He enters the All-Star break with a .287/.343/.490 with 13 homers and 53 RBI in 359 at-bats.

Chris Davis goes deep
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10:43 am ET) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis ripped a two-run homer in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Yankees, giving him 15 homers and 48 RBI at the All-Star break. Davis went 1 for 2 with a walk in the rain-shortened game and has six RBI over his last six games.

He's hitting .199/.309/.391 in 281 at-bats.


Eduardo Escobar records three hits, plates two runs in win over Rockies
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:40 am ET) Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar cranked out three hits in his team's win over the Rockies in Colorado on Sunday.

Escobar doubled in two runs in the opening frame and added two singled. He finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI in a 13-5 victory. It was his third three-hit game of the season and his first since June 6. He enters the break with a .271/.313/.404 slash line with three homers and 21 RBI in 255 at-bats.

Trevor Plouffe posts another three-hit game Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:30 am ET) Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe posted his second three-hit game since returning from the disabled list, in a 13-5 win over the Rockies in Colorado on Sunday.

Plouffe doubled in the opening frame, tripled in the fifth and recorded a single in the seventh inning. He fell a home run shy of a cycle and finished 3 for 5 with three runs scored. He owns a .245/.317/.409 slash line with six homers and 42 RBI in 298 at-bats.

Nolan Arenado doubles twice among three hits
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10:26 am ET) Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado doubled twice in Sunday's 3-for-4 performance with an RBI against the Angels. Arenado has 19 doubles and 30 RBI heading into the All-Star break.

He's hitting .289/.314/.461 in 228 at-bats.


Scooter Gennett registers another three-hit game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:19 am ET) Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett registered his third three-hit game of the month and his sixth of the season, in an 11-2 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Gennett doubled in two runs in the fourth inning and added two singles. He finished 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI. He enters the All-Star break with a .309/.346/.482 with seven homers and 33 RBI in 282 at-bats.

Justin Morneau hits 60-RBI mark
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10:19 am ET) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau finished the season's first half in style, going 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 13-5 loss to the Twins. Morneau has 60 RBIs and has upped his average to .312/.345/.502 in 333 at-bats.

Carlos Gomez cranks out three hits in win over Cardinals
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:14 am ET) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez came up big at the plate Sunday afternoon at home against the Cardinals.

Gomez singled in a run in the sixth and doubled in another in the seventh. He added another single and finished 3 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBI in an 11-2 victory. He enters the All-Star break with a .304/.370/.510 slash line with 14 homers and 48 RBI in 349 at-bats.

 
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