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July 09, 2017 - 2:17 pm

MLB SCHEDULE

All-Stars Kluber, Fulmer match up before break

UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland's Corey Kluber and Detroit's Michael Fulmer will meet in a matchup of All-Star pitchers tonight, although neither will appear in Tuesday's game.

Both were chosen to the American League team, but were replaced on the active roster — by Major League Baseball rule — because they'll be starting the final game before the break.

Kluber (7-3) has struck out 10 or more in a team-record five consecutive starts, while Fulmer (8-6) has won his last two starts, allowing five earned runs in 16 2/3 innings.

Both pitchers will be in Miami for the All-Star Game.

The Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw (13-2) has made 12 consecutive starts without a loss and is 9-0 with a 2.19 ERA since a 4-3 loss to San Francisco on May 1. The left-hander hasn't allowed a run in his last three starts. The All-Star will next face Danny Duffy (5-4) and the Kansas City Royals at home this afternoon.

Kershaw carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his last start and struck out 11 to become the first 13-game winner in the majors this season in a win over Arizona. He lost his bid for a second career no-hitter on an infield single by Chris Owings with one out in the seventh.

MLB NEWS

Francona back home

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is resting at home following a heart procedure and four-day hospital stay.

Francona was released from the Cleveland Clinic Friday night, one day after undergoing a cardiac ablation for an irregular heartbeat. Francona returned to his downtown residence during the Indians' 11-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.

The 58-year-old Francona had been experiencing dizziness and an accelerated heart rate over the last month. Following an array of tests, he was admitted to the hospital Tuesday after doctors detected abnormal readings from a heart monitor he had been wearing for several weeks. Doctors hope Francona's noninvasive surgery will correct the arrhythmia, which left untreated could lead to blood clots, heart failure or stroke. They want him to his ease his normal routine, so Francona will skip Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Miami.

Bench coach Brad Mills, who has been filling in for Francona, will manage the AL team with an assist from the Indians' other coaches and Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash, who worked on Francona's staff in Cleveland and is a close friend.

TOUR DE FRANCE

Froome retains lead after mountainous Stage 9 sees terrifying high-speed crash

CHAMBERY, France (AP) — Chris Froome clings to the overall lead in the Tour de France after a day of punishing climbs in eastern France's Jura mountains in which he lost his top teammate to a crash.

Getting through Sunday's Stage 9 unscathed, arguably the toughest of this Tour's 21 stages, marked a crucial step in the three-time champion's campaign for a fourth win. The last descent of the day with seven climbs saw a terrifying high-speed crash involving Richie Porte, who had been fifth overall but is now out of the race.

Porte missed a left-hand bend, cartwheeled across the road and bowled over another rider, Dan Martin, before slamming into a grassy bank.

Froome's teammate Geraint Thomas crashed during an earlier descent and was taken to a local hospital with a suspected broken collarbone.

Several other riders also crashed in the 113-mile through the Jura mountains.

SOCCER-ROONEY

Rooney rejoins Everton after 13 years at Manchester United

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney has left Manchester United to rejoin Everton after 13 years at Old Trafford.

Everton says Rooney signed a two-year contract.

Rooney moved from Everton to United for 27 million pounds in 2004 and went on to become United's all-time top scorer. He is also England's record scorer.

The 31-year-old Rooney lost his place in United's team last season in Jose Mourinho's first year in charge.

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