Carlos Lee said Sunday morning he still hadn't made a decision on whether to accept a trade to the Dodgers. A day earlier, Lee said he was informed by general manager Jeff Luhnow he would be sent to Los Angeles in a trade if he approved the deal. Lee is hitting .285 with five home runs and 29 RBIs. Second baseman Jose Altuve will be the only player representing Houston in this year's All-Star Game. Atlanta's Dan Uggla will start the game at second base for the National League. Pirates: Bucs offense among league's hottest
The Pirates scored 146 runs in June, more than any other team in baseball. They also led the National League in home runs, with 39. Their run production in June almost equaled that of April and May combined, when the Pirates plated 147 runs. Center fielder Andrew McCutchen and closer Joel Hanrahan will represent Pittsburgh in the All-Star Game. McCutchen was not voted into the NL's starting lineup by the fans, who instead chose Melky Cabrera, Carlos Beltran and Matt Kemp for the outfield. Worth noting
The Pirates enter Monday having won four of their last five games. The Astros will try to snap a four-game losing streak. Pittsburgh took two of three games against Houston on May 11-13.