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Under-the-radar Wood goes for 10-0 on MLB.TV

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The Fourth of July might be over, but another hallmark of American summers is right around the corner.

Today marks less than a week until the All-Star Game, and with a full slate of games to cure you of the post-holiday blues, there's sure to be plenty of action around the Major Leagues. It'll all be captured on MLB.TV.

The Fourth of July might be over, but another hallmark of American summers is right around the corner.

Today marks less than a week until the All-Star Game, and with a full slate of games to cure you of the post-holiday blues, there's sure to be plenty of action around the Major Leagues. It'll all be captured on MLB.TV.

MLB.TV Premium is now available for $79.99 yearly or $24.99 monthly, with nearly two dozen features for subscribers to access and interact with live out-of-market Major League Baseball games at 60 frames per second on any of the more than 400 supported devices. MLB.TV Single Team subscriptions are also available at $59.99 yearly.

Here's what to watch for today (all times ET):

Battle of the best: ARI@LAD, 10:10 p.m.

As the two winningest teams in the National League meet for the second in a three-game series, each sends an unsung hero to the mound. Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood has compiled a 9-0 record in 12 starts after spending time in the bullpen and on the disabled list early in the season. Add in a 1.83 ERA and 0.91 WHIP and you've got a formidable opponent for Arizona's Zack Godley, who hasn't been so shabby himself.

In fact, no pitcher has a longer streak this year of giving up three or fewer earned runs in a start than Godley. His 2.67 ERA might not be as eye-popping as Wood's, but his curveball is one of the nastiest in baseball.

Green-and-gold goodbye? CWS@OAK, 3:35 p.m.

Sonny Gray figures to be at the top of many teams' shopping lists as the trade season heats up, which makes sense. He's got an appreciable 3.52 ERA and .238 opposing batting average in his last six starts and appears healthy after dealing with a lat injury early on.

Video: CWS@OAK: Pelfrey to pitch against Gray in Oakland

He's been an Athletic since being drafted in 2011, but with Oakland as one of the few American League squads in sell mode, this start against Mike Pelfrey and the White Sox -- which is also MLB.TV's Free Game of the Day -- could be one of his last in the green and gold.

Rising above injuries: KC@SEA, 10:10 p.m.

Jason Vargas is one of the season's Cinderella stories, coming back from Tommy John surgery in 2016 to lead the American League in ERA (2.22) and wins (12). Now, the 34-year-old has an All-Star nod to prove it.

Video: KC@SEA: Vargas, Miranda to pitch in Seattle

Vargas slid under the radar for much of the first half, and so has his opponent tonight, Seattle's Ariel Miranda. Miranda has been a bellwether for the injury-riddled Mariners rotation and he ranks among the American League's 10 best pitchers in batting average against (.214) and WHIP (1.14). Miranda is markedly better at Safeco Field, though, so that may give him an edge.

Dazzling deGrom: NYM@WAS, 7:05 p.m.

The Mets' Jacob deGrom is 4-0 with an 0.84 ERA in his last four outings, making him one of baseball's hottest pitchers and a veritable All-Star snub. One of that string of four -- an eight-inning shutout -- came against the potent Nationals lineup.

Video: NYM@WSH: deGrom, Roark to pitch at Nationals Park

That's not exactly the news Tanner Roark wants to hear before taking the mound for an attempted rebound after a three-inning, three-run affair his last time out.

Megan Zahneis is a reporter for MLB.com.