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  • 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:...
  • Angels' Jered Weaver gives up four homers in 7-4 loss to Astros

    Angels' Jered Weaver gives up four homers in 7-4 loss to Astros
    HOUSTON — They are veterans with long track records of success, players the Angels are leaning heavily on to help end their four-year playoff drought, and one week into the season they seem a bit lost, a little out of sorts, one on the mound and one...
  • Top local baseball players

    Top local baseball players
    Spring is in the air, and the baseball season is right around the corner. The major-league season kicks into high gear on Monday, and to get you caught up and ready we provide this list of players with ties to Hampton Roads who will start the year in...
  • After record-setting year, Orioles' Chris Davis focused on team success

    After record-setting year, Orioles' Chris Davis focused on team success
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Amid one of the greatest offensive seasons in team history, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was already trying to temper expectations swirling around Chris Davis. At least three times last September, Showalter told reporters that...
  • 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...