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UNDATED (AP) — Derek Jeter will make one final trip to the All-Star game.
The New York Yankees shortstop has been voted to the starting lineup for the July 15 game at Minnesota. Jeter is hitting .273 with 23 RBIs in his 20th and final major league season.
Joining Jeter in the American League's starting lineup are Orioles outfielder Adam Jones and Baltimore designated hitter Nelson Cruz. Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista was the leading vote-getter for the second time in four years and will play alongside Jones and Mike Trout of the Angels. Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson, Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') and Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera fill out the AL infield. Baltimore's Matt Wieters (WEE'-turz) was voted the starting catcher but can't play due to injury.
The National League starting lineup includes two Brewers, third baseman Aramis (ah-RAH'-mihs) Ramirez and outfielder Carlos Gomez. The rest of the NL starters are Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-ehr moh-LEE'-nuh), Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WITS'-kee), Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (YAH'-see-ul pweeg).
UNDATED (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have completed a four-game sweep with help from one of their two new members of the starting rotation.
Jeff Samardzija (sah-MAHR'-jah) gave up a run and four hits in seven innings as the A's doubled up Toronto 4-2. Samardzija lowered his ERA to 2.74 and improved to 3-7 by winning his Oakland debut. He also learned Sunday that he was selected to the National League All-Star team but is ineligible because of his trade to the American League.
Samardzija received several standing ovations the day after he and fellow starter Jason Hammel were acquired from the Chicago Cubs.
Jed Lowrie had two hits and scored twice for the A's.
The Atlanta Braves have seen their nine-game winning streak come to an end against the National League's worst team.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer and Wade Miley pitched into the seventh as the Diamondbacks beat the Braves 3-1 to avoid a three-game sweep. Goldschmidt's 16th home run of the season put Arizona ahead in the third inning. Miley made the lead hold up by limiting the Braves to a run and four hits while striking out eight over 6 2/3 innings.
Braves starter Alex Wood dropped to 6-7 despite allowing just three hits in seven innings.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Ryan Zimmerman singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning to push Washington past the Chicago Cubs 2-1, leaving the Nationals within a half-game of Atlanta for the NL East lead. Jordan Zimmermann settled for a no-decision after scattering seven hits in six shutout innings.
— Cincinnati was a 4-2 winner over Milwaukee behind Mat Latos (LAY'-tohs), who allowed two runs and just four hits in eight innings. Jay Bruce had three RBIs, including a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth.
— Russell Martin laced a two-run double and Jeff Locke allowed just one earned run and three hits in eight innings of Pittsburgh's 6-2 win against Philadelphia, which leaves the Pirates 4 ½ games behind the NL Central-leading Brewers. Andrew McCutchen had two hits and an RBI, leaving him 6-for-13 with five ribbies in the Pirates' three-game sweep.
— Henderson Alvarez collected a career-high three hits and allowed one run over seven innings as Miami downed St. Louis 8-4 to win the three-game series. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (sahl-tah-lah-MAH'-kee-ah) ripped a three-run homer to put the Marlins ahead 8-1 in the eighth.
— Tim Lincecum (LIHN'-seh-kuhm) carried a shutout into the seventh and allowed just one run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings to pitch San Francisco past San Diego 5-3, keeping the Giants a half-game behind the NL-West-leading Dodgers. Lincecum extended his scoreless streak to 23 1/3 innings before Brooks Conrad hit a solo homer in the seventh to knock him out of the game.
— The Dodgers were 8-2 winners at Colorado as Adrian Gonzalez had three RBIs and Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with a pair of ribbies. Josh Beckett limited the Rockies to three hits in five shutout innings.
— Anthony Recker launched a three-run homer to cap the New York Mets' five-run first in an 8-4 pounding of Texas. Zack Wheeler held the Rangers to one run over 6 1/3 innings to help the Mets take the rubber match of the three-game set.
— David Lough (loh) led off the 12th with a triple and scored the tiebreaking run on J.J. Hardy's single to push Baltimore past Boston 7-6. Hardy had three RBIs for the Orioles, who blew a 6-1 lead before winning for the sixth time in seven games. The outcome puts the AL East-leading Birds two games ahead of Toronto.
— Garrett Richards won his sixth decision in seven starts and had a career-high 11 strikeouts in the Angels' 6-1 win against Houston in Anaheim. Albert Pujols hit a two-run single and Kole Calhoun homered as the Angels completed a four-game sweep to move 15 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2012 season. The hot streak has Los Angeles three games behind the AL West-leading Athletics.
— Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer and collected four RBIs while the New York Yankees were building a 9-0 lead in a 9-7 win at Minnesota. Derek Jeter had two hits and two RBIs for the Yanks, who took three of four against the Twins after dropping nine of their previous 11.
— David Price gave up three runs over 8 2/3 innings of Tampa Bay's 7-3 win over Detroit, which keeps the AL Central-leading Tigers four games ahead of the Royals. Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce each hit two-run homers, while Ben Zobrist (ZOH'-brihst) and Sean Rodriguez had four hits apiece in the Rays' eighth victory in nine games.
— Corey Kluber struck out 10 and lowered his ERA to 2.86 by holding Kansas City to a run and four hits over 8 1/3 innings of Cleveland's 4-1 triumph against the Royals. Carlos Santana put the Indians ahead with a solo homer in the second before Yan Gomes (yahn gohmz) added a two-run shot later in the inning.
— Hector Noesi (noh-EH'-see) pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning of the Chicago White Sox's 1-0 shutout of Seattle. Conor Gillaspie scored on a wild pitch in the first inning to help the White Sox win with a two-hit attack.
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees have added another veteran arm to their beleaguered starting rotation while dropping one of their veteran sluggers from the roster.
The Diamondbacks are sending Brandon McCarthy and cash to the Yanks for lefty starter Vidal Nuno. McCarthy is 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA this season. Nuno hasn't been any better, going 2-5 with a 5.42 earned run average.
The move comes after Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia had a setback with a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee.
The Yankees also designated outfielder Alfonso Soriano for assignment. Soriano hit just .221 this season with six homers and 23 RBIs in 67 games.
Also in the majors:
— The New York Mets have placed left-hander Jonathon Niese (nees) on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain. Niese has been the team's most reliable starter this season, going 5-4 with a 2.96 ERA in 17 starts.
— The Cleveland Indians have recalled outfielder Tyler Holt from Triple-A Columbus and placed leadoff hitter and center fielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Bourn is batting .267 with seven stolen bases and 37 runs scored in 66 games.
— The Reds put Brayan Pena on the paternity list and called up fellow catcher Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville. Pena is batting .256 with three homers and 15 RBIs in 59 games, starting at catcher and at first base.
— The St. Louis Cardinals have activated rookie second baseman Kolten Wong from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Shane Robinson to Triple-A Memphis. Wong was 5 for 11 with a home run and three RBIs in three rehab games at Triple-A Memphis.