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7/15/2014 | Samardzija stands with NL, but roots for AL ASG win

A's hurler Jeff Samardzija temporarily swapped allegiances during Tuesday's All-Star Game introductions, electing to stand by his former National League peers who got him there in the first place.


7/15/2014 | Salvy, Holland contribute to All-Star Game win

Salvador Perez caught four innings in his first All-Star start, while closer Greg Holland fired a perfect seventh inning to help preserve the American League's 5-3 win on Tuesday night at Target Field.


7/15/2014 | Goldy, Montero see action in NL's loss to AL

Paul Goldschmidt made a fine diving stop at first base, while catcher Miguel Montero entered as a defensive replacement late in the National League's 5-3 loss in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night.


7/15/2014 | Teachers deservedly get Red Carpet treatment

Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, saw the 2014 All-Star Game as an opportunity to shine a light on teachers. She did just that while riding with 30 teachers in the 10th annual All-Star Game Red Carpet Show Tuesday afternoon and then attending the game with them.


7/15/2014 | Selig, players aim to end smokeless tobacco use

Both Commissioner Bud Selig and Tony Clark, the executive director of the Players' Association, voiced the hope that the use of smokeless tobacco among professional baseball players disappears.


7/15/2014 | MLBPA announces scholarship in Weiner's honor

Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, officially announced the creation of the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies prior to Tuesday night's All-Star Game.


7/15/2014 | MLB, Athlete Ally partner to promote inclusion

Inclusion was the theme of two major announcements that came from Major League Baseball on Tuesday as it took another dramatic step with its ongoing efforts to wipe out discrimination of all types in the sport.


7/15/2014 | Selig: 'Economic reformation' is proudest achievement

Bud Selig said Tuesday that his proudest achievement as Commissioner of Baseball was reforming baseball's economic structure and thus bringing increased competitive balance to the game.


7/15/2014 | Second-half picks: Reds will take NL Central

Now that we're at the All-Star break, what is the status of my preseason picks for each of the six divisions in Major League Baseball? Glad you asked. Better yet, I'll give you the answer, along with a few adjustments I've made regarding those old prognostications.


7/15/2014 | All-Stars make big entrance in Red Carpet Show

Derek Jeter boarded the back of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck along with his mother and father, as he has in so many All-Star Games before. It was one last ride off into the Midsummer Classic sunset, on his way to Target Field on Tuesday as part of the 10th annual All-Star Game Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet.


7/15/2014 | MLB names Bean its first Ambassador for Inclusion

One year after Major League Baseball issued a policy prohibiting players from harassing and discriminating against others players based on their sexual orientation, Commissioner Bud Selig appointed former outfielder Billy Bean to be MLB's first Ambassador for Inclusion.


7/15/2014 | Winning Series home-field advantage is important

History tells us this: Home-field advantage is a huge factor in determining the outcome of the World Series. The team that should be favored to win a championship is the one from the league that wins tonight's All-Star Game.


7/15/2014 | Pipeline preview: Asheville, Savannah to square off

With all eyes on Target Field and the All-Star Game and three Minor Leagues on their own All-Star break, Tuesday's Minors schedule is a light one. But the day still includes some exciting matchups between some of the game's youngest top prospects.


7/15/2014 | Derby dingers deliver big bucks for charities

The Gillette Home Run Derby resulted in $465,000 for charities on Monday night at Target Field, and repeat winner Yoenis Cespedes contributed $160,000 of that himself.


7/15/2014 | Derby delivers memorable moments in dynamic affair

As baseball returns to its natural state -- a game in which pitching is once again dominant -- you take the home runs where you find them. The 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby on Monday would be a logical place to look. And, yes indeed, home runs could be found here.


7/15/2014 | Tulo, Burgess enjoy shared journey to Derby

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki came home from the 2007 World Series and one day decided to walk over to All Star Academy, the batting cage business across the street from his home in Sunnyvale, Calif. There he bumped into Pat Burgess, an old high school baseball teammate. Seven years later, Tulowitzki appeared in his first Gillette Home Run Derby on Monday night, and right there at Target Field with him, throwing him pitches the way he did during that chance meeting years ago, was Burgess.


7/14/2014 | After being DFA'd, Soriano released by Yanks

The Yankees have released outfielder Alfonso Soriano, who was designated for assignment on July 6, completing the organization's brief reunion with the free-swinging slugger.


7/14/2014 | Baker holds own among stars, claims Junior Derby title

Luken Baker hit seven home runs over two rounds to best Josh Naylor of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School (Mississauga, Ont.) and take home the Junior Home Run Derby title at Target Field on Monday.


7/14/2014 | Bautista falls short after first-round fireworks

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista thrilled the crowd at Target Field in Minneapolis on Monday night with 10 home runs in the first round of the Gillette Home Run Derby. He was then beat, 7-4, by eventual champion Yoenis Cespedes in the semifinals.


7/14/2014 | Frazier has a blast in Derby, falls short in finals

A rainbow was the backdrop beyond Target Field when Todd Frazier took his first cuts in the Gillette Home Run Derby. It proved to be a lucky omen that carried him well into the night. But the prize at the end proved just out of reach as Yoenis Cespedes defeated Frazier in the finals Monday night to become a two-time Derby winner.


7/14/2014 | Oliva proud of 'incredible' Cuban impact on ASG

Forty-six years ago, Tony Oliva was one of six Cuban players to participate in the 1968 All-Star Game at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. This year, there are five players from Cuba in Tuesday's 8 p.m. ET All-Star Game on FOX, the most since 1968.


7/14/2014 | Morneau relishes special Derby at Target Field

For Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, the chance to participate in the Gillette Home Run Derby was an opportunity to finally say good-bye and thanks to fans of the Twins, the organization he had spent his entire career with until he was traded to Pittsburgh on Aug. 30 of last season. The fans at Target Field cheered him even when he was eliminated in a swing-off against Todd Frazier after they both hit two home runs in the first round. Frazier homered on his final swing of the swing-off. Morneau went 0-for-3.


7/14/2014 | All-Star Game caps call back colorful '70s unis

The All-Star Game has always provided a gathering of greatness in the baseball world, but there was a time when it doubled as a collection of different uniform colors. Eye-catching, retina-burning, utterly-regrettable-yet-oddly-enjoyable colors.


7/14/2014 | Dozier belts a pair of homers in 2014 Derby

Brian Dozier was rewarded for his sudden power surge with a spot in the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on Monday night. He hit two homers -- the first one traveling 373 feet and his second going 353 feet -- and didn't advance to the second round.


7/14/2014 | Matheny appreciates first All-Star experience

National League manager Mike Matheny admits he never did give much thought to achieving the career accolade of All-Star. It wasn't until Monday that Matheny realized how meaningful it would be to be labeled an All-Star player.




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