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Johnny Cueto is making a great first impression in San Francisco

Johnny Cueto is making a great first impression in San Francisco
Pitcher Johnny Cueto (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Johnny Cueto has won 13 games for San Francisco. Who is the last Giants pitcher to win at least 13 games before the All-Star break? Answer at end of these items. … The AL All-Star team infield of Salvador Perez, Eric Hosmer, Jose Altuve, Xander Bogaerts and Manny Machado will be the first time the members of a starting All-Star infield are 26 or younger. … The San Diego Padres are 33-30 when catcher Derek Norris starts and 2-18 when he doesn't start. … The New York Yankees are the first team in history to have three players with at least 400 home runs: Mark Teixeira (401), Carlos Beltran (411) and Alex Rodriguez (695). … St. Louis Cardinals catcher Brayan Pena announced he will join the Army reserves after the season. … Yankees reliever Andrew Miller, subject of many trade rumors, says the Yankees told him he wouldn't be traded. … Atlanta outfielder Jeff  Francoeur, appearing on ESPN's "Baseball Tonight," had this to say about baseball's drug testing policy: "The system is flawed. There's no other way around it. Guys get docked 80 games' pay or whatever it is. Yeah, that's a lot of money. But if you sign a $60-million deal and you're losing maybe $5 million, it's worth it for a lot of these guys. It stinks because there are buddies of mine who were basically battling these guys for jobs. It's just unfair. I know a lot of guys that have been busted, and they're good people. I like them a lot. But at the end of the day, they're cheating the system." … After starting the season 4-0 with an 0.74 ERA, Mat Latos was 2-2 with a 7.25 ERA over his next seven starts for the Chicago White Sox, who designated him for assignment. … Boston's David Ortiz has hit at least 20 homers for 15 consecutive seasons. The only players with longer streaks: Hank Aaron (20) and Babe Ruth (16). … Colorado shortstop Trevor Story hit his 21st home run on Thursday, tying Albert Pujols for the NL rookie record for homers before the All-Star break. … Newhall Hart High currently has five graduates in the majors: Pittsburgh's Tyler Glasnow, Cleveland's Trevor Bauer, Seattle's Mike Montgomery, the Chicago White Sox's James Shields and San Francisco's Trevor Brown. … Wil Myers of San Diego is seeded sixth in Tuesday's Home Run Derby. He is trying to become the third person to win the competition in his home ballpark. The first two: Ryne Sandberg (1990) and Todd Frazier (2015). … Left-hander David Huff, who started the season with the Angels, and left-hander Eric Surkamp, who was with the Texas Rangers, signed deals to play for the LG Twins and the Hanwha Eagles, respectively in South Korea's baseball league. … Answer: John Burkett, who won 13 before the 1993 All-Star game.

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