7/14/2014 | Puig gets shut out in Home Run Derby debut
Yasiel Puig has gained a reputation for the unexpected since he burst on to the scene last season, and the Dodgers slugger once again surprised the baseball world by coming up empty and getting eliminated in the first round of Monday night's Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field.
7/14/2014 | Pence hustles his way to third All-Star appearance
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence, who was selected to his third National League All-Star team, discussed the origins of his all-out style Monday in Minneapolis. The 85th All-Star Game takes place Tuesday night in Target Field.
7/14/2014 | All-Star fan club: Jeter has many admirers in MLB
The Derek Jeter fest began in earnest on Monday as all involved prepared for the Yankees captain's final All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Target Field (watch on FOX).
7/14/2014 | Marichal returns to city of All-Star MVP performance
When the Twin Cities hosted their first All-Star Game 49 years ago, Hall of Famer Juan Marichal delivered a brilliant performance as the starting pitcher for the National League squad. He faced the minimum nine batters over three shutout innings and was named MVP of the National League's victory.
7/14/2014 | Darvish, Beltre reflect on club's wayward season
Rangers All-Star third baseman Adrian Beltre and pitcher Yu Darvish have seen a promising season collapse around them. The Rangers limped into the All-Star break on an eight-game losing streak, with a 38-57 record, last in the American League West.
7/14/2014 | Kinsler appreciates All-Star nod with Tigers
In some ways, the trade that sent Ian Kinsler to Detroit helped him get back to the Midsummer Classic for the fourth time in his career.
7/14/2014 | In first Derby, Frazier keeps it all in the family
For the Frazier brothers, Monday night's Gillette Home Run Derby was, in the words of the incomparable Yogi Berra, "déjà vu all over again." That's because Todd, the youngest Frazier son and starting third baseman for the Reds, was tapped by National League captain Troy Tulowitzki to represent the NL -- and Frazier's oldest brother, Charlie, was on the mound.
7/14/2014 | Tulo, Blackmon have contrasting All-Star styles
The Rockies' All-Stars have contrasting styles. Troy Tulowitzki is all-ball. In Denver he prefers his fan interaction to come through his play. His face-to-face, picture-and-autograph dealings rarely come outside mandatory team functions. Blackmon loves the game every bit as much as Tulowitzki, but that doesn't' stop him from having a Twitter account and having fun.
7/14/2014 | Betances soaks in his first All-Star Game experience
For Dellin Betances, wearing an All-Star jersey seemed like a long shot; stalled by control issues that bumped him back to Double-A and prompted his conversion into a reliever a couple of years ago, Betances' focus was simply on showing enough to earn a spot on the 25-man roster out of Spring Training.
7/14/2014 | Cano returns to All-Star stage on new ground
In his first season with Seattle, Robinson Cano leads the Mariners' contingent of four All-Stars into the Midsummer Classic. The moment hasn't been lost on Cano, who reunites with Derek Jeter in the American League All-Star starting lineup Tuesday night.
7/14/2014 | Legends open up to visitors at FanFest clubhouse
The T-Mobile All-Star FanFest spans 400,000 square feet at the Minneapolis Convention Center, and right in the heart of the bonanza is a makeshift room dubbed the "All-Star Clubhouse."
7/14/2014 | Hometown All-Star Game extra-special for Perkins
A Minnesotan through and through, Glen Perkins is eager and grateful for the chance to appear as an All-Star before a hometown crowd.
7/14/2014 | Home Run Derby start delayed by rain
With intermittent rain showers hitting the Twin Cities on Monday, a rain delay was announced for the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field.
7/14/2014 | Clippard excited to be in Jeter's final All-Star Game
Tyler Clippard will enjoy having a great view of what he called "The Derek Jeter Show." The Nationals reliever was added to the National League All-Star roster on Sunday as a replacement for the Braves' Julio Teheran.
7/14/2014 | Jeter seeks greatness every game, no matter how big
Derek Jeter's greatness wasn't in rising to the occasion, but in being great every single day. Years from now, that may be what we tell fans who'll know him only by video clips and World Series highlights.
7/14/2014 | Frazier, Jeter recall '98 meeting at Stadium
One of the more unique storylines from the All-Star Game is that Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is participating for the first time for the National League while Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is playing for the 14th and final time in his career.
7/14/2014 | All-Stars Street, Ross share mutual admiration
Tyson Ross always wanted to copy Huston Street's slider. On Monday, they sat merely 20 feet apart while addressing media as San Diego's All-Star representatives in Minnesota.
7/14/2014 | Trout humbled to share All-Star stage with Jeter
Mike Trout typically earns recognition for what he tangibly accomplishes. On Monday, he commanded attention for what he potentially represents.
7/14/2014 | Puig follows big league dream to All-Star Game
Yasiel Puig remembers being captivated by the 2011 Home Run Derby, when Robinson Cano was pitched to by his father, Jose, on his way to the Derby title. On Monday night, it's was Puig's turn to step into the box during the long-ball showcase, and Jose Cano was his pitcher.
7/14/2014 | Harrison's journey leads him to All-Star Game
It's a long way from Indianapolis to Minneapolis, even if the map suggests otherwise. Pirates utility man Josh Harrison didn't realize how close he was to bridging the distance when manager Clint Hurdle called a pregame meeting last week just before the All-Star Game selections were being announced.
7/14/2014 | Torre signs pledge promoting inclusion in sports
MLB recently made public its partnership with Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization on a mission to educate and activate athletic communities to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sports and to champion LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) equality. Yogi Berra, behind the support of his museum and learning center, is an ambassador of Athlete Ally, and now another famous Yankee, former manager Joe Torre, has also offered his public endorsement.
7/14/2014 | Rogers: Young All-Stars a good sign for Cubs
Anthony Rizzo was as wide-eyed as anyone experiencing All-Star Game activities for the first time. But the joy he felt on Monday was matched by Starlin Castro, his Cubs teammate.
7/14/2014 | Right on Target: Stars align at Twins' home park
It's regarded as one of baseball's best parks, and Target Field will be on full display Tuesday night when the game's best players take the field for the 85th annual All-Star Game. "It's a big moment," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It's a big thing for us. It's well-deserved. A lot of people have put a lot of work in here at the stadium."
7/14/2014 | Dee rides position switch to Midsummer Classic
In his first full season as a second baseman, Dodgers speedster Dee Gordon finds himself a second generation All-Star. His father, Tom Gordon, was a three-time All-Star during a 21-year big league career as a pitcher.
7/14/2014 | Abreu boasts striking resume of home run conquests
Along the way to leading the Major Leagues at the All-Star break with 29 home runs, Jose Abreu has cleared the fences of 11 different big league ballparks and victimized four former Cy Young Award winners and a trio of fellow 2014 All-Stars.
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