MLB All-Star Game

Houston Astros' Justin Verlander speaks during a news-conference, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cleveland. Verlander will be the American League starting pitcher for the 90th All-Star Game played on Tuesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 08, 2019 - 4:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Sitting next to Justin Verlander, American League manager Alex Cora cheekily declared "we've got the opener" as he described his pitching plans. Touché! Houston's ace has been among the players most critical of some teams' practice of using relief pitchers as ersatz starters for an...
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Sam Huff, of the Texas Rangers, runs after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of the MLB All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Cleveland. The MLB baseball All-Star Game is to be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 07, 2019 - 9:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — On this night, baseball's future stayed undecided. Texas catching prospect Sam Huff's two-run homer in the seventh inning rallied the American League to a 2-2 tie with the National League on Sunday — and provided the first glimpse of an All-Star tiebreaker — in a Futures Game that...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell hits a three-run home run off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Adbert Alzolay during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Bell is among eight competitors in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby, which is handing out a $1 million prize to the winner. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 07, 2019 - 3:26 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Thome holds the record for the longest home run in Progressive Field history, a 511-foot shot against Kansas City in 1999. Two years earlier, the Hall of Fame slugger recorded a more dubious mark during the All-Star Home Run Derby. "I didn't hit one," Thome said sheepishly. It'...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich hits a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tanner Roark during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Cincinnati. Josh Bell and Yelich are among eight competitors in this year’s All-Star Game Home Run Derby, which is handing out a $1 million prize to the winner. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
July 07, 2019 - 2:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has pulled out of Monday's All-Star Home Run Derby with a back injury and will be replaced by Oakland Athletics slugger Matt Chapman. Major League Baseball announced Sunday that Yelich would sit out the Derby. Yelich leads...
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El abridor Max Scherzer, de los Nacionales de Washington, lanza en el tercer episodio del encuentro con los Reales de Kansas City, el sábado 6 de julio de 2019, en Washington. (AP Foto/Nick Wass)
July 07, 2019 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals ace Max Scherzer has determined that resting his ailing back is more important than pitching in the All-Star Game. A three-time Cy Young Award winner and seven-time All-Star, Scherzer struck out 11 over seven shutout innings on Saturday against Kansas City. Hours later,...
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Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer delivers a pitch during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Miami. Scherzer struck out 10 in eight innings and won his fifth straight start as the Nationals won 6-1. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 06, 2019 - 2:09 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ CALENDAR CLUB Nationals ace Max Scherzer, the NL pitcher of the month for June, and Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole, who took the American League prize, make their final starts before heading to the All-Star Game. Scherzer (8-5, 2.43 ERA) was...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Monday, June 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 05, 2019 - 3:05 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia will be honored by Major League Baseball at Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Cleveland, Ohio. Sabathia is in the final season of his 19-year career. He'll be recognized for his contributions to the game and his longtime service to the...
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Texas Rangers' Joey Gallo steals second ahead of the attempted tag by Los Angeles Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella (9) in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
July 04, 2019 - 1:47 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE REPLACEMENTS José Berríos will fill in for fellow Minnesota right-hander Jake Odorizzi in the All-Star Game. Odorizzi left Tuesday's game in Oakland with a blister on his right middle finger and was headed for the injured list. Hunter Pence...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe falls to the dirt after hitting a foul tip off his right leg on a pitch from Baltimore Orioles starter Asher Wojciechowski during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
July 03, 2019 - 4:57 pm
Los Angeles Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella has been replaced on the American League All-Star team, a day after fouling a 97 mph fastball off his right shin and leaving a game against the Texas Rangers. A first-time All-Star named as a reserve, La Stella will be replaced by Tampa Bay's...
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Houston Astros' George Springer, left, celebrates with Alex Bregman (2) after hitting a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
June 30, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Last time the Houston Astros went to Cleveland, they made a boozy, bubbly mess in the visiting locker room. Now they're invading the home clubhouse, too. Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and four of their Astros teammates will lead the American League squad at the All-Star Game in...
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