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Justin time: Masterson, the ex-Boston prospect, is 2-3, 5.21 over his past six starts. In seven games against the Rays, he is 1-3, 6.33.

Big finish: Niemann caps a stellar first half in which he ranks fourth in the AL with a 2.65 ERA, fifth with a .216 opponents' average and third at 14.3 pitches per inning. He is 0-1, 4.00 in two starts against Cleveland.

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Pre-emptive stat of the day

If 24-year-old lefty David Price is, as expected, named the starter for Tuesday's All-Star Game, he'll be the youngest since 23-year-old Tampa legend Dwight Gooden in 1988 for the Mets and youngest for the AL since 23-year-old Bret Saberhagen in 1987 for the Royals.

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Quote of the day

"It only took five minutes. That's always a highlight. If you get that done quickly, it's always good."

manager Joe Maddon, on taking the team picture Saturday

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Future stars of the day

Three of the Rays' top prospects - from left, RHP Jeremy Hellickson, OF Desmond Jennings and LHP Alex Torres - will participate in today's All-Star Futures Game in Anaheim. It airs on ESPN2 at 6 p.m.

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