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  • Bug Selig happy with replay, thinks pace can be better

    Bug Selig happy with replay, thinks pace can be better
    MINNEAPOLIS — Commissioner Bud Selig addressed the Baseball Writers' Association of America before Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, giving his views on a variety of topics. Here are some excerpts from Selig’s news conference, which...
  • No flipping as Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flops in All-Star Home Run Derby

    No flipping as Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flops in All-Star Home Run Derby
    The Dodgers ought to consider a new organizational strategy for the Home Run Derby. Just say no. The Dodgers' derby futility continued Monday, when Yasiel Puig was shut out. For all the anticipation over the degree of flourish in a derby bat flip,...
  • Is three hours too long for the Home Run Derby?

    Is three hours too long for the Home Run Derby?
    Why must it take three hours to complete the Home Run Derby? On Tuesday, one day after another sluggish derby, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig offered a blunt explanation. “Television wants a three-hour program,” he said. ESPN airs the...
  • Six players selected for Home Run Derby

    Three players from each of the American and National leagues were named Tuesday to participate in the Home Run Derby. American League captain Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays added Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics, Brian Dozier of the...
  • Morneau, Donaldson join Home Run Derby field

    Morneau, Donaldson join Home Run Derby field
    The rosters for the Home Run Derby are set. Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau was added to the National League team and Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson was selected to complete the American League lineup on Thursday....
  • Matheny goes with his guy Wainwright as starter

    Matheny goes with his guy Wainwright as starter
    MINNEAPOLIS — To no one's surprise, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was named the American League starter in Tuesday's All-Star Game. But Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had a much tougher choice and ultimately went with his own pitcher, Adam...
  • Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season

    Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season
    If reports are true that the Oakland Athletics have made their second blockbuster deal of the summer and sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, then there’s really only one way to look at the situation:...
  • Mike Trout remains popular choice among All-Star game voters

    Mike Trout remains popular choice among All-Star game voters
    Mike Trout is the leading American League vote-getter in early balloting for the July 15 All-Star game in Minnesota, another indication of the Angels center fielder's growing national profile and ability to connect with fans. "It feels good to get all...
  • Red Sox trade Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes to A's for Yoenis Cespedes

    Red Sox trade Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes to A's for Yoenis Cespedes
    The Dodgers will have to look elsewhere if they want to acquire a starting pitcher, because the Boston Red Sox sent left-handed pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a...
  • Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers add top pitchers

    Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers add top pitchers
    The Chicago White Sox had the bases loaded, with Gordon Beckham at bat. The count was two balls and two strikes. The Detroit Tigers suddenly decided to make a change — not at pitcher, but in center field. The Tigers were frantic about it. Their...
  • Tickets to Jeter's goodbye selling for triple Rivera's farewell

    Derek Jeter is worth three times Mariano Rivera to New York Yankees fans. Tickets for the Jeter’s Yankee Stadium regular-season finale Sept. 25 and tribute Sept. 7 are selling for triple what Rivera’s did last year, according to secondary...