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Manny Machado could put his underwhelming first half in the past with a strong finish. Scott White shares a few hitters he's counting on down the stretch. Full story
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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.

Alex Rios drives in three
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10:14 am ET) Rangers outfielder Alex Rios hit a two-run double and a sacrifice fly in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Angels, giving him 42 RBI at the All-Star break. Rios went 2 for 3 with a run scored and is batting .305/.333/.440.

In his last three games, Rios is 5 for 11 with two stolen bases.


Ubaldo Jimenez to start rehab on July 23
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9:38 am ET) Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez will likely start a minor-league rehab assignment on July 23, the Baltimore Sun reports. However, the team has not yet selected a minor-league affiliate for his assignment.

Jimenez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, due to an ankle injury. He posted a 4.52 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP through 18 starts (99 2/3 innings). He remains without a timetable for return.

 
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