Sonny Gray allowed one unearned run over 7 2/3 innings in the Athletics' 4-1 victory over the Mariners on Sunday.
Gray gave up six hits and walked two, striking out five. Gray has now won four straight to run his record to 10-3. The right-hander is emerging as an front-of-the-rotation pitcher this season, owning a 2.79 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 19 starts. He should continue to pitch well in the season's second half.
Brandon Moss hit his 21st home run in a win over the Mariners on Sunday.
The homer, a solo shot, was Moss' second home run in his last two games. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The 30-year-old is hitting .268/.349/.530 with 66 RBI -- sixth-most in the American League -- and 45 runs. Moss is well on his way to another career year in 2014.
Sean Doolittle got four outs for his 14th save on Sunday, closing out a win over the Mariners.
Doolittle entered with two runners on and two outs in the eighth inning, getting Kyle Seager to pop out to end the threat. He worked a perfect ninth for his 14th save. The lefty has a 2.89 ERA, 0.66 WHIP and 63/2 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings this year, and he enters the second half firmly entrenched as the A's closer.
Chris Young allowed three runs over six innings in a loss to the A's on Sunday.
After racking up 14 strikeouts in his previous two starts, Young struck out just two on Sunday. Even with the loss, it's been a good first half for the 35-year-old. Young enters the second half 8-6 with a 3.15 ERA and 1.10 WHIP.
Yoenis Cespedes went 0-for-4 against the Mariners on Sunday.
Cespedes goes into the All-Star break on a 3-for-45 slide that's seen his overall line fall to .246/.299/.442. It's a disappointing development after a month of June in which he hit .324/.373/.491. He's shown the good and bad he has to offer, and owners just have to hope it's more good than bad in the second half.
Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI as the Angels beat the Rangers 10-7 on Sunday.
Trout knocked a three-run double in the second inning before tacking on an RBI double in the fourth. It's been another remarkable first half for the 22-year-old, who's among the American League leaders in most every offensive category. He'll continue to be the most valuable fantasy player in the game when the second half starts up Friday.
Alex Rios went 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Angels.
Rios delivered an RBI sacrifice fly in the first and a two-run double in the third inning, giving him 42 RBI on the year. The outfielder has been one of the lone bright spots in what's been a forgettable year for the Rangers. Rios is hitting .305/.333/.440 with 16 steals and 41 runs scored heading into the All-Star break.
Cardinals sent OF Mike O'Neill outright to Double-A Springfield.
O'Neill cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. The 26-year-old will continue to function as organizational depth in the outfield for the Cardinals.