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  • Cespedes wins Home Run Derby again

    Cespedes wins Home Run Derby again
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Yoenis Cespedes successfully defended his All-Star Home Run Derby title Monday night at Target Field. Cespedes, representing the American League, beat Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round. A year ago, the...
  • 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...
  • MLB All-Star Game could use some changes

    Snub Day, more commonly referred to as All-Star selection day, is here again. While some may focus on the actual makeup of the All-Star teams, the more interesting stories are often the guys with deserving stats who have to stay home. Typically the...
  • Jose Abreu won't make predictions about 2nd half

    White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu wasn't about to predict Monday whether he could keep up his torrid start to the season in the second half. The Sox tried to temper expectations for the Cuban rookie before the season, but he entered Monday tied for 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....
  • Chris Sale has chance to show up John Farrell

     Chris Sale has chance to show up John Farrell
    BOSTON — White Sox manager Robin Ventura quipped this week that he questions Red Sox manager John Farrell's education for not picking left-hander Chris Sale for the American League All-Star team that he will be leading next week. It was a joke...
  • Futures Game fun for Javier Baez, Kris Bryant

    MINNEAPOLIS — Javier Baez was heading toward third in the sixth inning of Sunday's All-Star Futures Game after hitting a two-run, opposite-field home run on a first-pitch curve. "You've got to save those for the season," third baseman Kris...
  • 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...