Brewers' Ryan Braun is added to NL All-Star team

Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun was selected Sunday to replace injured St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday on the National League All-Star team.

"It's a really difficult thing to accomplish, to make an All-Star team," said Braun, a six-time All-Star. "It's an unfortunate way to get in. You never want to see anybody else get hurt."

The All-Star game is Tuesday night in Cincinnati.

Dee Gordon might avoid DL

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon might be able to avoid the disabled list despite dislocating his left thumb.

Gordon will sit out the All-Star game and will likely sit out the Marlins' first series after the break, but he might return after that, said Michael Hill, the team's president of baseball operations.

Gordon was injured Saturday when he slid headfirst to beat out an infield single against Cincinnati.

Phillies set franchise record for futility

With a 4-2 loss at San Francisco, the Philadelphia Phillies (29-62) set the franchise record for the most losses before an All-Star break.

The Phillies, who were swept in a three-game series with the Giants, surpassed the previous mark of 61 set in 1997.


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