UNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves enter the four-day All-Star break with the largest lead of any of the six division leaders, six games ahead of Washington in the NL East. St. Louis has a one-game lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central and the Arizona Diamondbacks, with 26 come-from-behind victories in the first half of the season, own a two and a-half game lead over the L.A. Dodgers in the NL West.
UNDATED (AP)— In the American League, the Boston Red Sox' lead in the AL East is down to two and a-half games over Tampa, which just completed a 9-1 homestand and has won 14 of its last 16 games. The Detroit Tigers are a game and a-half ahead of Cleveland in the AL Central while Oakland has a two-game lead over Texas is in the AL West.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Donaldson blooped an RBI single with two outs in the 11th inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Boston 3-2 despite a stellar start by Red Sox rookie Brandon Workman. Workman took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning of his first major league start before Coco Crisp broke it up with a leadoff single.
NEW YORK (AP)— Chris Davis will be the man to watch in tonight's annual Home Run Derby that precedes Tuesday night's All-Star game. The Baltimore slugger tied Reggie Jackson's record for most home runs before the All-Star game with his 37th yesterday in the Orioles' 7-4 win over Toronto.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP)— Jordan Spieth (Speeth) made a par putt on the fifth hole of a playoff to win the John Deere Classic, earning a trip to this week's British Open. The 19-year-old Spieth is the youngest winner on the PGA Tour in 82 years.