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Kosuke Fukudome

CC Sabathia, who joins Justin Verlander on the list of pitchers ruled out of the All-Star Game because they are set to work next Sunday, says he would rather go to the Bahamas on vacation than Phoenix. The bet is he'll be there anyway. … Sabathia will use his opt-out clause to get a new deal in the offseason, and it's not a slam dunk he stays with the Yankees. … That was some at-bat Dustin Ackley had against Jonny Venters on Wednesday. The Mariners' rookie second baseman homered, the first extra-base hit the Braves lefty had given up this season. Ackley is off to a great start, going 6-for-8 against left-handers, including a triple off Cole Hamels. … The...