Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond enters the All-Star break with a career-best 17 home runs, the most recent coming in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Colorado at Nationals Park. His previous best for homers in a season was 10 in 2010. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond enters the All-Star break with a career-best 17 home runs, the most recent coming in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Colorado at Nationals Park. His previous best for homers in a season was 10 in 2010. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)