Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal also was a first-time selection Monday for the July 14 game in Cincinnati.

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Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history. In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 hour, 8 minutes, extending her Grand Slam winning streak to 25 matches. The win sent the top-ranked Serena into the Wimbledon quarterfinals as she bids for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, a feat last accomplished by the younger Williams in 2003.

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Alex Rodriguez finished fifth in fan voting at designated hitter for the All-Star Game, but he’s worthy of serious consideration. Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy have tough tasks filling out the rosters. It’s remarkable that Rodriguez even warrants discussion considering he missed the entire 2014 season while serving the longest penalty in baseball history related to performance-enhancing drugs.

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The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month. Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City’s Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game. Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier leapfrogged St. Louis third baseman Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting lineup for the July 14 game at Great American Ball Park, according to final results announced Sunday.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins activated 1B Michael Morse from the 15-day disabled list making him available to come off the bench in Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs, though he wasn't in the starting lineup.

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Take a look around the league with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. After a quiet June, it seems Kris Bryant may be getting ready to get hot again in July. In the Cubs 7-2 victory against the Miami Marlins on Saturday, Bryant launched his first two home runs since June 22 — when he homered twice off Clayton Kershaw — and did so in each of the first two innings. In the first inning, Bryant connected for a two-run homer off Miami starter Jarred Cosart that may have clipped the new left field videoboard. One inning later, Bryant unloaded against Cosart for a grand slam, which broke the game wide open and gave him a career-high six RBIs. The Cubs wouldn’t need any more offense the rest of the game, and wouldn’t get any either. After Bryant’s slam, they couldn’t muster another hit against Miami’s bullpen. [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] Veteran left-hander Clayton Richard picked up the win for Chicago in his Cubs debut. That was interesting for a couple reasons. First, Richard was only acquired in a minor trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday. Second, he became the 2,000th player to suit up for the Cubs during a regular season game. He celebrated the opportunity and the milestone with a quality outing, holding Miami to two runs over 6 1/3 innings. ZACK GREINKE EXTENDS SCORELESS STREAK TO 27 2/3 INNINGS If you’re looking for the National League’s starting pitcher in the All-Star game, look no further than Zack Greinke. The Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander has been outstanding all season long, but he’s taken his game to another level over this past four starts by posting 27 2/3 scoreless innings. That’s a career best for Greinke, but he still has a ways to go to equal Orel Hershiser’s all-time (and franchise) record of 59 consecutive scoreless innings Greinke was good for seven scoreless in the Dodgers 4-3 win against the New York Mets on Saturday. Greinke allowed just four hits while striking out four. He finished strong, retiring the last 11 batters he faced, and left in good position with his Dodgers leading by four. However, the Mets made things interesting against the Los Angeles bullpen before ultimately falling short. On the other side, Matt Harvey admittedly struggled getting into a rhythm with his extra day of rest. In five innings, he allowed three runs on seven hits and five walks. That’s the very definition of laboring, and it’s a concern if the Mets go with a six-man rotation for any length of time. YANKEES MAKE IT BACK-TO-BACK WALK-OFF WINS After entering the month of July without a single walk-off win this season, the New York Yankees made it two straight in Saturday’s 3-2 win against the Tampa Bay Rays. On Friday, catcher Brian McCann provided the heroics, launched a three-run homer in the 12th inning. On Saturday, it was the Rays doing the heavy lifting for New York thanks to a costly throwing error by reliever Brad Boxberger. After Mark Teixeira started the ninth inning with a double and Chris Young drew a walk, rookie Ramon Flores dropped a sacrifice bunt attempt that Boxberger fielded and then threw wide to first base. As the ball skipped away, pinch-runner Jose Pirela raced around from second to score the winner. [ David Price joins The StewPod to talk social media, baseball brotherhood and more. ] The victory was thrilling, but also somewhat bittersweet for New York. Starter Michael Pineda was excellent, shutting out the Rays on five hits over seven innings. He struck out 10. Unfortunately, closer Dellin Betances was unable to lock down the four-out save. In the ninth, he served up a game-tying home run to Steven Souza Jr. Souza had entered the game in an 0-for-25 slump with 15 strikeouts. A win is a win, which extended the Yankees lead in the AL East to two full games over the Baltimore Orioles. A loss is also a loss for the Rays, giving them seven straight. They’ve gone from first place to three games back this week. KENDALL GRAVEMAN OUTDUELS KING FELIX As is seemingly the case every year, the Oakland A’s have another outstanding young pitcher in Kendall Graveman that very few people are talking about. The 25-year-old right-hander was sent to the minor leagues earlier this season for a minor tuneup. Since returning on May 23, he’s posted eight quality starts in nine outings and hasn’t allowed more than three runs in any of them. More recently, he’s pitched at least seven innings in six straight without allowing more than two runs. That hot streak continued on Saturday, as Graveman tossed seven scoreless frames to outduel King Felix Hernandez in Oakland’s 2-0 victory against the Seattle Mariners. Hernandez himself pitched seven innings, but was a bit shaky at times. Though Oakland only scored twice, Hernandez allowed a season-high 10 hits. He had a particularly tough time dealing with leadoff man Billy Burns. Burns reached twice, scored twice and stole a bag. Ben Zobrist was responsible for knocking Burns home both times, with a single in the first and sacrifice fly in the seventh. With the win, Oakland moved to within one-half game of Seattle in the standings. The A’s currently occupy the cellar in the AL West. Also of note, it’s the first time Oakland has defeated Hernandez at O.co Coliseum in 13 starts. Want to see more from Saturday’s slate of games? Check out our scoreboard . More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? 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Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera will be sidelined with a calf injury for at least six weeks after the Tigers placed the AL batting leader on the disabled list for the first time in his career. The two-time AL MVP pulled up while breaking for second on an attempted hit-and-run in the fourth inning of Friday’s 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. An MRI showed a strain of his calf muscle but no injury to his Achilles tendon.

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A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Saturday:

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NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone still ranting about the online election that put five Kansas City Royals in position to start the All-Star Game, the following is for you.

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