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While most expect the defending World Series champion Cubs to rise up in the NL Central, the Brewers are proving they are a legitimate threat to win the division.

Jimmy Nelson led the Brewers to an 11-3 win against the Reds Thursday by giving up just two runs with 11 strikeouts in seven innings of work. He improved to 6-4 with a 3.43 ERA on the season, and Milwaukee (42-39) retained a one-game lead over the Cubs.

Jermey Parnell Game Jersey Jonathan Villar, batting leadoff for the Brewers, belted two solo home runs. The first came in the third inning, then he added another in the fourth. Villar has really struggled this season. Milwaukee would love to see his bat perk up.

To make the 2017 Home Run Derby as entertaining as possible, MLB should make sure these guys step up to the plate at Marlins Park.

Why him? Judge has been THE story of the season in the AL. He leads the majors in home runs, and he’s also hit the longest home run of the season (496 feet, the longest since ESPN began tracking home runs back in 2009). MLB has to be begging the Yankees star to participate.

Why him? He’s a leadoff guy with 23 home runs on the season, that’s why. Springer is one of baseball’s most exciting — and entertaining — players, and watching him slug home runs in the derby just sounds like all kinds of fun.

Miller ended up waiting until the end of June to get it organized (and didn’t draw Houston), but still had an impressive group of pass rushers working with each other and the Stanford coaching staff.

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