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Corey Seager, Mark Trumbo agree to participate in the Home Run Derby


Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo have both accepted invitations to participate in the Home Run Derby, per reports from Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times and MASN’s Steve Melewski, respectively. The Derby will be held next Monday in San Diego at Petco Park as part of the 2016 All-Star Game festivities.

Seager made his major league debut in September last year, so this will be his first Home Run Derby. He’s hitting a cool .303/.363/.537 with 17 home runs and 41 RBI in 372 plate appearances.

This will be Trumbo’s second Derby appearance. His last came in 2012 when he was an Angel. He hit the third most home runs with 13. He lost out on reaching the finals after losing to Jose Bautista in a swing-off, 2-1.

Trumbo, who homered twice on Wednesday afternoon, leads the majors with 26 home runs and has 64 RBI and a .285/.334/.570 triple-slash line to go with it.

Chase Utley gets six hits, but Dodgers lose to the Orioles in 14 innings

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 12:  Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a leadoff single in the first inning against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on May 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley registered the third six-hit game of the season, but it wasn’t enough for the Dodgers as they lost 6-4 to the Orioles on Wednesday afternoon.

Utley singled to lead off the bottom of the first inning and later scored on a Justin Turner home run. He doubled in the fifth and scored on an Adrian Gonzalez single, singled to lead off the seventh and was stranded, doubled in the eighth and was stranded, singled to lead off the 11th and was stranded, and singled in the 13th and was stranded.

With the performance, Utley brought his triple-slash line up to .270/.349/.387 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 318 plate appearances.

Utley is the first Dodger with a six-hit game since Shawn Green did so in his four-homer game on May 23, 2002. He’s the first player with six hits in a loss since Jean Segura, then with the Brewers, on May 28, 2013.

Jonathan Schoop broke a 4-4 tie in the 14th inning with a two-out, two-run double off of Chris Hatcher.

Giancarlo Stanton joined the 200 home run club

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 06: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a home run against the New York Mets in the sixth inning during a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field on July 6, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Marlins outfielder is only 26 years old but he’s already a member of the 200 home run club. The slugger entered Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Mets with 198 homers and drilled two off of Jacob deGrom.

The first came on a fastball in the top of the fourth inning, a no-doubter to left center for a solo homer, putting the Marlins on the board at a 3-1 deficit. Statcast measured it at 454 feet. The second came in the top of the sixth on a 1-2 breaking ball, which Stanton sent on a line to left-center for another no-doubter.

Stanton also hit two at Citi Field on Tuesday. Along with the two today, he had four homers in four at-bats as he drew a walk in the first inning. On the season, he’s hitting .231/.326/.489 with 19 home runs and 47 RBI.

According to Anthony Masterson of Stats LLC, Stanton is the 12th-youngest (26 years, 241 days) to reach 200 homers and did so in the seventh-fewest games (781).