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Aramis Ramirez, third baseman, Cubs: He is 10-for-23 (.435) with seven homers and 11 RBIs in his last six games. After hitting .197 in April, Ramirez has steadily improved each month. In July, he is batting .319 with eight homers and 20 RBIs.

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Manny Ramirez, outfielder, Red Sox: Maybe skipping the All-Star game was the right move after all. Ramirez is 11-for-25 (.440) with four homers and 12 RBIs in his last seven games. He is hitting .345 with eight homers and 24 RBIs this month.

Anibal Sanchez, starter, Marlins: Florida's 22-year-old rookie is 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA this season. In his last three starts, Sanchez is 3-0 and has allowed one earned run in 21 innings.

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Bobby Abreu, outfielder, Phillies: He is the subject of many trade rumors, but Abreu is just 3-for-16 (.188) in his last four games, and his power has disappeared. Last year's home run derby champ has eight bombs this year and is homerless in his last 32 games.

Jason Giambi, first baseman, Yankees: New York's slugger is 4-for-28 (.143) with no homers and a pair of RBIs in his last eight games. He is hitting .194 in July.

Kenny Rogers, starter, Tigers: Detroit's veteran hurler got roughed up for seven earned runs in two-thirds of an inning in his last start against Cleveland. Rogers was 4-4 with a 4.72 ERA after the All-Star break in 2005.

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