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Fish Bites: Giancarlo Stanton Named Marlins' Lone All Star

Barring Casey McGehee winning an unlikely fan vote for the final NL All Star spot, or an unexpected injury leading to another Marlin selection (perhaps Henderson Alvarez), Giancarlo Stanton will be the Miami Marlins' lone representative at the 2014 All Star Game in Minneapolis next week.

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton named to NL All-Star team | FOX Sports on MSN
Giancarlo Stanton, who leads the National League in home runs (21) and RBI (62) and ranks in the top 10 for average (.308), was named an All-Star reserve for the second time.

Top clutch hitter Casey McGehee up for NL Final Vote for All-Star Game | marlins.com: News
All season, Casey McGehee has shown the ability to pick his teammates up. Now, if the Marlins third baseman is to get to the All-Star Game, he will need some fan support. Not part of the National League All-Star squad, which was announced on Sunday night, McGehee still can get into the Midsummer Classic as a Final Vote candidate.

Alvarez leads way, Marlins beat Cardinals 8-4
Henderson Alvarez worked seven stingy innings and started the key rally with the first of his career-best three hits, helping the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 Sunday to take two of three from their spring training partners.

Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks series primer | FOX Sports on MSN
The Miami Marlins sit six games back of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East as the club continues its current nine-game, three-city trip in Arizona to face the Diamondbacks (37-53).

Giancarlo Stanton Rumors: Red Sox Still Eyeing Trade for Right Fielder? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Giancarlo Stanton is in the middle of a major breakout season. He is in the middle of MVP talks as he has kept the Marlins afloat, despite their loss of ace Jose Fernandez.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez selected for AL All-Star team | Mariners blog | Seattle Times
Officially, the Mariners have two selections to the MLB All-Star team, but there is good possibility that they will have at least an additional player heading to the midsummer classic in Minneapolis. As expected, second baseman Robinson Cano and Felix Hernandez were voted on to the team. 'It was well deserved,' manager Lloyd McClendon said.

Miguel Cabrera leads trio of All-Star Tigers headed to Minnesota | tigers.com: News
While Miguel Cabrera returns to the Midsummer Classic for his fifth straight selection, having been voted by fans for his second consecutive start, Victor Martinez was selected by players to be part of the American League bench. They'll be joined by Max Scherzer, who follows up last year's All-Star start with his second consecutive selection by players to the roster.

Diamondbacks end Braves’ win streak at nine games | www.ajc.com
The Diamondbacks ended the Braves’ major-league best winning streak at nine games with a 3-1 victory Sunday at Turner Field.

Yankees Make Pitching and Hitting Moves Before Dispatching Twins - NYTimes.com
Before the Yankees defeated the Twins, 9-7, the veteran starter Brandon McCarthy arrived from Arizona, and Vidal Nuno and Alfonso Soriano were no longer wearing pinstripes.

Trade costs Samardzija chance for All-Star outing - The Washington Post
The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

Miami Marlins 2011 Draft Picks: Where are they now? - Fish Stripes
In honor of Sports Illustrated's yearly issue that looks back at where superstars from the past are today, I decided to examine what has happened to various Marlins 2011 draft picks.

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Marlins' Stanton, Alvarez missed out on deserving spots - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins landed only one player on the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, but both representative Giancarlo Stanton and "snub" Henderson Alvarez missed out on deserving spots in the Midsummer Classic.

Miami Marlins Minor League Report: July 6 - Fish Stripes
A look at Sunday's action around the Miami Marlin's farm system.

Fish Bites: Miami Marlins win tenth Henderson Alvarez start - Fish Stripes
With a victory on Sunday, the Miami Marlins have won the last ten Henderson Alvarez starts. Plus links on Casey McGehee, Giancarlo Stanton, and Andrew Heaney.

Miami Marlins Minor League Report: July 6 - Fish Stripes
A look at Sunday's action around the Miami Marlin's farm system.