7/15/2014 | Dodgers' contingent leaves mark in Minnesota
The performances of the four-man Dodgers contingent at Tuesday night's All-Star Game featured plenty of nothing. This wasn't all bad.
7/15/2014 | Altuve contributes sac fly, slick play in AL's victory
Jose Altuve contributed to the American League's 5-3 win over the National League on Tuesday night in the All-Star Game at Target Field, which secured home-field advantage in the World Series for the winner of the AL pennant. The Astros second baseman lifted a fly ball to left field in the fifth, scoring Alexei Ramirez to cap the AL's two-run frame.
7/15/2014 | Cutch flashes his speed in All-Star appearance
On a night when the spotlight clearly shone upon Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen used his speed to foil what nearly became Jeter's first highlight of Tuesday's All-Star Game.
7/15/2014 | Did you know? 2014 Midsummer Classic
With the final All-Star appearance of a legendary player taking center stage at Target Field, the 2014 Midsummer Classic embossed its own unique stamp on the history of the annual exhibition of baseball's best talent. Aside from Derek Jeter's moments of glory, there were other items of note as well.
7/15/2014 | Carew appreciates special bond with Twins
Rod Carew wasn't selected to the American League All-Star team in his final season. That's why when Carew was asked to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's 85th Midsummer Classic, the honor was that much more special.
7/15/2014 | Jeter gives pregame speech to AL All-Stars
Before Derek Jeter went 2-for-2 in his 14th and final All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Target Field, the Yankees captain and baseball icon spoke to the American League squad before it took the field.
7/15/2014 | MLB, Twins team up to teach kids helmet safety
Major League Baseball and the Twins addressed kids about safety awareness and the danger of head injuries in a pre-All-Star Game media session on Tuesday at Target Field.
7/15/2014 | Star-studded pregame ceremony at All-Star Game
A star-studded game deserves a star-studded intro, and as usual, Major League Baseball didn't disappoint as it rung in the 2014 All-Star Game with tasteful tributes Tuesday evening at Target Field.
7/15/2014 | Wainwright, Neshek struggle in All-Star Game
Mike Matheny chose his ace, Adam Wainwright, as starter and his setup man, Pat Neshek, for one of the final spots in the National League bullpen, but neither did the Cardinals any potential postseason favors in Tuesday night's All-Star Game.
7/15/2014 | Be like Mike: MVP cements Trout's status among elite
While this night was clearly a celebration of Derek Jeter in his All-Star adieu, it doubled as a showcase for 22-year-old All-Star MVP Mike Trout, who has quickly established himself as the game's top all-around talent.
7/15/2014 | Cabrera launches first All-Star Game homer
Miguel Cabrera smacked a first-inning homer over the left-field wall Tuesday, and it gave the American League All-Stars a three-run lead in an eventual 5-3 victory. It also put Cabrera on the home run ledger for the first time in nine career appearances in the Midsummer Classic.
7/15/2014 | Wide open playoff picture calming Deadline swell
Baseball's ceremonial second half will begin with 19 of 30 teams within just five games of a postseason spot. But when the discussion centers around the upcoming non-waiver Trade Deadline, the narrative that matters most is how this cluster of competitive clubs has made the swapping season increasingly tame.
7/15/2014 | Utley makes presence felt in Midsummer Classic
Chase Utley wasted little time getting into the action at the All-Star Game on Tuesday, plating the National League's first run on a double in the second inning.
7/15/2014 | Bautista starts as AL clinches home-field advantage
After an 0-for-2 performance in Tuesday's All-Star Game, it's back to work for Jose Bautista as he prepares to lead the Blue Jays in a second-half playoff push.
7/15/2014 | Jeter goes out in style to fitting All-Star farewell
The afternoon of Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game started with a ride in the back of a slow-moving pickup truck, waving to the crowds along the red-carpeted streets of Minneapolis as the vehicle rolled toward the players' entrance of Target Field. It concluded with the retiring Yankees captain doffing his cap to a standing ovation that lasted more than three minutes, finishing 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored as the American League's leadoff hitter before being replaced at shortstop for the fourth inning.
7/15/2014 | Target Plaza provides gathering place for fans
Target Plaza, which is conveniently attached to the Target Field light rail station, allows fans a view of the field, no purchase necessary.
7/15/2014 | Harrison soaking in first All-Star experience
Ohio native and first-time All-Star Josh Harrison hasn't given much thought to the possibility of a homecoming next summer when Cincinnati is slated to host the Midsummer Classic.
7/15/2014 | Time running out for Astros to sign No. 1 overall pick
Three days before the July 18 signing deadline for the First-Year Player Draft, it remains unclear whether No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken will come to terms with the Astros.
7/15/2014 | Twins help Starkey Hearing Foundation with donations
Calvin Simmons will never forget the day his daughter received a new hearing aid from the Starkey Hearing Foundation. That moment came a month and a half ago at the Starkey clinic in Eden Prairie. On Tuesday, Simmons and 8-year-old Cayzjah were in attendance when the company gave away state-of-the-art hearing aids to almost 100 people in need.
7/15/2014 | Butterfield thrilled to be reunited with Jeter
Long before Derek Jeter became a legendary figure, he toiled on the backfields with Red Sox third-base coach Brian Butterfield, who hit him one fungo after another and peppered him on the fundamentals of the game.
7/15/2014 | Reds already preparing to host 2015 All-Star Game
Having waited decades to host another All-Star Game, the Reds and Cincinnati have been preparing for it even before they knew another would ever come. That preparation has jumped multiple levels this week during the 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field. Cincinnati, the next All-Star Game in July 2015 is all yours.
7/15/2014 | Indians option McAllister to Triple-A Columbus
The Indians made an adjustment to their pitching staff on Tuesday, optioning right-hander Zach McAllister to Triple-A Columbus.
7/15/2014 | AL-Americans: Jeter, Trout spark victory
Mike Trout delivered the go-ahead hit and the game's first run, winning the All-Star MVP Award, but it was Derek Jeter who stole the show in his final Midsummer Classic. Jeter went 2-for-2 with a run scored to set the tone for the AL, which won home-field advantage in the World Series.
7/15/2014 | Jeter's career filled with special All-Star moments
It's no secret that Tuesday's 2014 All-Star Game will be Derek Jeter's night. While tonight's festivities will provide everyone with a lasting image of the Yankees' Captain, he has had plenty of other great moments in the Midsummer Classic.
7/15/2014 | Clippard represents Nats with some good relief work
For two days, Tyler Clippard said, he heard a version of the same question from his fellow National League All-Stars: "Only one Washington National?"
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