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Adam Dunn, White Sox: Dunn, bouncing back from a disastrous 2011 season, became just the fourth position player to go 10 years or more between...
Adam Dunn, White Sox: Dunn, bouncing back from a disastrous 2011 season, became just the fourth position player to go 10 years or more between All-Star selections.
Luke Scott, Rays: Scott went a team-record 41 at-bats without a hit until homering on Friday. "It's caused me a lot of sleepless nights and a lot of tears," Scott said.
Ex-Mariner of the week
Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: Cabrera, who left Seattle in the ill-fated Eduardo Perez trade, reached the halfway point with a .293 average, 11 homers and 42 RBI and made his second straight All-Star team.
"You don't want to put everything on somebody's shoulders, but I don't believe in coincidences, either. ... There are times when certain people change the dynamics of a lineup and a team." — Cubs manager Dale Sveum on their surge since Anthony Rizzo joined the lineup.