Dodgers news ...
On the opposite side of pitching, the Dodgers starting rotation is one for the ages. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale takes a look at how the five starters are the best in the business.
The beauty of the Dodgers rotation is its diversity. No one pitches alike. Buehler can throw a 98-mph fastball past you whenever he desires. Kershaw buckles hitters with his curveball and slider. Ryu masters the strike zone like Greg Maddux. Maeda dazzles hitters with his changeup. And Hill fries hitters’ brains with an assortment of any pitch at any time
The Dodgers are atop the MLB Power Rankings. No surprise here.
Around the league ...
The Diamondbacks and Phillies set an MLB record with a combined 13 home runs in a single game. MLB.com takes you through the home run derby of a night.
After MLB legend David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic, the Red Sox held a moment of silence for Ortiz. According to reports by Marly Rivera of ESPN, he is at Massachusetts General Hospital and is in serious but stable condition. SB Nation’s Red Sox blog, Over the Monster, has the entire story with updates.
The MLB released the current standings of the AL All-Star voting. Here’s a preview of the vote getters at catcher, shortstop and outfield. The rest of the standings are available at this page on MLB.com.