Trio of replacement pitchers named to All-Star Game 

Cincinnati’s Alfredo Simon, San Diego’s Huston Street and Washington’s Tyler Clippard have been added to the roster for Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Target Field as the National League changed about one-third of its pitching staff.

They replace three of the pitchers who started Sunday: the Reds’ Johnny Cueto, the Padres’ Tyson Ross and the Atlanta Braves’ Julio Teheran.

Simon is 12-3 with a 2.70 ERA, Street has 24 saves and a 1.09 ERA, and Clippard is 6-2 with a 2.03 ERA in 43 relief appearances. They join Tim Hudson, who replaced Giants teammate Madison Bumgarner, who also started Sunday.

Gallo leads U.S.: Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad at the Futures Game in Minneapolis for baseball’s best minor-leaguers.

Gallo’s one-out drive to right field off Houston Astros right-hander Michael Feliz was estimated at 419 feet. The 20-year-old third baseman for Double-A Frisco hit several other balls farther than that during a head-turning batting practice display at Target Field.

The assumed successor for four-time All-Star Adrian Beltre with the Rangers, Gallo has 31 homers and 73 RBIs this season in 85 games. He followed a two-run homer in the top of the sixth by Javier Baez against Washington Nationals right-hander Lucas Giolito.

With so many bad teams in recent seasons, the Chicago Cubs have been collecting a tantalizing bunch of potential stars, with Baez and Kris Bryant at the top of the list.

Baez, the ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft, and Bryant, the second selection in 2013, comprise the left side of the infield for Triple-A affiliate Iowa.

Bryant went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts while playing third base for the U.S., which has won five straight Futures Games and raised its record to 10-6 since the exhibition was started in 1999.

Braves suspend Uggla: Dan Uggla’s future in Atlanta was in question after the Atlanta Braves suspended the struggling second baseman for their final game before the All-Star break.

The team announced the suspension on its Twitter feed, with no further explanation. Manager Fredi Gonzalez also declined to elaborate when asked about the punishment before the Braves’ game against the Chicago Cubs.

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