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While NBA fans eagerly await LeBron James' latest decision, the MLB is pushing full speed ahead to the All-Star break on Tuesday. With the final rosters announced, several All-Stars were in action last night, but the Pittsburgh Pirates were led by two players who didn't make the cut. Down 0-3 in their series with St. Louis, the Pirates dominated with a 9-1 win to avoid a sweep thanks to a strong night on the mound from Edinson Volquez and some strong hitting from Russell Martin (pictured). NL All-Star starter Andrew McCutchen also drove in two runs for the Pirates, who sit 3.5 games behind in the Central Division.

Around the league, Oakland's Scott Kazmir allowed 0 runs in 7 innings on the mound as the first place A's cruised to a 6-1 win over San Fransisco. The Angels held onto 2nd place in the AL West with a 15-6 win over Texas thanks to a huge night from Mike Trout. Catch up on all the night's best players and cleats after the break.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Jon Lester Holds it Down for 7 Innings in the AIr Max MVP 

Shoe: Nike Air Max MVP Elite 3/4
Player: Jon Lester
Game: Boston vs. CHW
Key Stat: 7 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 12 K

$70

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Edinson Volquez Allows Just 1 Run in the UA Yard Mid 

Shoe: UA Yard Mid
Player: Edinson Volquez
Game: Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis
Key Stat: 9 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 5 K

$85

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Arismendy Alcantar Has a Strong Showing in the NB 3000

Shoe: New Balance 3000
Player: Arismendy Alcantar
Game: Toronto vs. LAA
Key Stat: 4-5, 3 RBI

$95

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Mike Trout Drives in 3 Runs in Upcoming Nike Sig

Shoe: Nike Lunar Vapor Trout
Player: Mike Trout
Game: LAA vs. Texas
Key Stat: 4-5, 3 RBI

$140 (Available July 12)

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Scott Kazmir Silences Giants in the NB 4040v2

Shoe: New Balance 4040v2
Player: Scott Kazmir
Game: Oakland vs. San Fransisco
Key Stat: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 9 K

$80

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Russel Martin Homers in the Air Jordan XII Cleat

Shoe: Air Jordan XII Cleat
Player: Russell Martin
Game: Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis
Key Stat: 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI

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Roberto Perez Has 1 Homer, 2 RBis in the Huarache Pro

Shoe: Nike Air Huarache Pro Mid
Player: Roberto Perez
Game: Cleveland vs. NYY
Key Stat: 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI

$60

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Josh Donaldson Goes 2-3 in the Huarache Pro 

Shoe: Nike Air Huarache Pro Mid
Player: Josh Donaldson
Game: Oakland vs. San Fransisco
Key Stat: 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI

$60

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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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