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  • 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...
  • Yasiel Puig impresses Torii Hunter, could draw more praise this week

    Yasiel Puig impresses Torii Hunter, could draw more praise this week
    The men who play baseball are fans of the sport too. The MLB Network is the default setting for every clubhouse television. When veterans hear about The Next Big Thing, well, they would rather not take the word of a talking head. They prefer to see with...
  • Sexy 'Satisfaction' arrives; Jack Bauer departs

    Sexy 'Satisfaction' arrives; Jack Bauer departs
    Sports, award shows and new drama series are the week's highlights. Here are some programs to keep in mind: 1. Major League Baseball All-Star Game, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on Fox The National League All-Stars take on the American League All-Stars in...
  • Home Run Derby: Some sluggers would just as soon sit than swing

    Home Run Derby: Some sluggers would just as soon sit than swing
    It's supposed to be fun, and entertaining. Gather some of Major League Baseball's most feared sluggers, surround them with All-Star teammates egging them on, pump up the volume on the stadium music, and tell the participants to hammer the ball as long...
  • All-Star break means different things for different Dodgers

    All-Star break means different things for different Dodgers
    One team, four All-Stars. For two of them, it’s business as usual. This is Zack Greinke’s second All-Star game, so he sat at his locker after the Dodgers’ 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres eating, not in a rush to get anywhere....
  • Home run derby kicks off All-Star festivities

    Home run derby kicks off All-Star festivities
    Many sluggers would rather sit than swing in the annual all-star home run derby which goes on tonight at Minneapolis' Target Field (7 p.m., ESPN) The All-Star game is Tuesday night… Brandon Moss has become an all-star with the Oakland A's, but...