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Monday, July 14, 2014, 9:24 p.m.

The decision for the final spot on the National League Home Run Derby squad was a simple call for captain Troy Tulowitzki. Justin Morneau, his Colorado teammate, had the chance to go back to his baseball home.

“He's a pro, and I guess that's the best way to describe him,” Tulowitzki said. “I picked him as an easy choice. He's meant so much to the fans here in Minnesota. It's a great story. He's had a great first half for us. He very well could be on this All-Star team, and he should be.”

Morneau missed out on the All-Star Game itself, despite 13 homers, 60 RBIs and a .312 batting average in his first 89 games for the Rockies.

• Pirates All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named National League co-Player of the Week. In games played July 7-13, he batted .321 with four homers and seven RBIs. McCutchen shared the honor with Reds closer Aroldis Chapman.

• Chase Utley said he would prefer to remain with the Phillies, the team that drafted him 14 years ago. It's possible the team might try to deal veterans for prospects before the July 31 deadline for trades without waivers.

• Alex Rodriguez faces a new challenge: Being sued by his own lawyer. Attorney David Cornwell's law firm filed papers in Manhattan federal court saying the Yankees star owes more than $380,000 related to their work fighting his steroid suspension.

• Cole Young of Wexford won the 9-10 year-old division of the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run program at Target Field in Minneapolis.

— Wire reports

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