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Small Ball: Altuve, Betts bring compact pop to All-Star Game

chron.com  -  5 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - In decades past they would have been given nicknames like "Pee Wee" and coached to shorten their swings, keep the ball close to the ground, find holes and use their speed to leg out base hits. Now, "small ball" has a new meaning. This homer-happy era of baseball is proving that…

Benched! Foul ball made its mark on me at 1969 All-Star Game

chron.com  -  5 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - How my dad got tickets to the 1969 All-Star Game is still a mystery to me. Great seats, too: Section 127, Row 1. That was the last time the Midsummer Classic was in the nation's capital, at RFK Stadium. I was 11, loved baseball, grew up watching the Orioles and Senators. I'd never…

Bregman edged by Schwarber in Derby nail-biter

mlb.com  -  8 hours ago
WASHINTON -- Alex Bregman put on a late charge in the first round of the T-Mobile Home Run Derby, but he came up a few feet short, falling to Kyle Schwarber, 16-15, when his final drive hit off the left-center-field wall as time expired. Scwarber posted 16 homers in his first time in the box on…

Astros having a blast at All-Star festivities

chron.com  -  9 hours ago
The field at Nationals Park for All-Star Workout Day and Home Run Derby was filled with Astros on Monday.

Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

chron.com  -  9 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper thrilled the home crowd and surely made his father proud, winning the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night with an exceptional display of power that carried him past Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18. Harper hit the contest-winning blast in extra time, the…

Astros' Alex Bregman exits Home Run Derby after first round

chron.com  -  11 hours ago
The 5-foot-10 Astros third baseman, dwarfed by the burly competition which surrounded him, bowed out after dropping a scintillating first-round matchup with No. 5 seed Kyle Schwarber, 16-15.

Grading each Astros player at the All-Star break

chron.com  -  11 hours ago
As the Astros take a little breather - except for the six guys on the American League All-Star team - at the All-Star break, they can rest easy knowing they have a five-game lead in the American League West.

Baseball's shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game

chron.com  -  12 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper and most every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game. Tune in Tuesday night and there's no telling where fans…

Harper's future is shadow hanging over DC's All-Star moment

chron.com  -  12 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - By the time Bryce Harper gets to the plate at the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer could already be out of the game. Harper is batting sixth in his fifth All-Star start, the lowest he has been in the National League lineup since the No. 9 spot in 2013. Scherzer getting the start…

2018 MLB Home Run Derby Thread

crawfishboxes.com  -  12 hours ago
Join the conversation as Alex Bregman looks to become the first Houston Astros slugger to win the Home Run Derby

Ex-LSU roommates Alex Bregman, Aaron Nola meet up as All-Stars

chron.com  -  13 hours ago
Two first-time All-Stars and two of the game's most influential young talents, the Astros' Alex Bregman and Phillies' Aaron Nola were also once roommates at LSU.

Defending champs ready to make All-Star splash

mlb.com  -  13 hours ago
The All-Star Game presented by MasterCard is special to the six Astros in Washington, D.C., for Tuesday's game for different reasons. For third baseman Alex Bregman and pitcher Charlie Morton, it's meaningful because it's their first Midsummer Classic. For pitcher Justin Verlander, it's validation…

Bregman set to swing away in HR Derby

mlb.com  -  13 hours ago
A new champion of the long ball will be crowned during tonight's T-Mobile Home Run Derby (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), as eight competitors take the field at Nationals Park as part of the festivities leading up to the 89th MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX). Statcast™ will…

Bregman set for 1st Home Run Derby in DC

mlb.com  -  13 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Steps from the United States' seat of power, Major League Baseball will bring the power to Nationals Park tonight in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Homer-hitting host Bryce Harper leads a fascinating -- and young -- field of Derby entrants who will look to beat the clock and each other…

Alvarez reaches twice in Futures Game

mlb.com  -  13 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Nobody told the players in Sunday's SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game that the T-Mobile Home Run Derby wasn't taking place until Monday night. • Box score

Tigers topple Verlander in first start vs. former team

freep.com  -  13 hours ago
Justin Verlander, one of the best pitchers in baseball, was supposed to dominate the Detroit Tigers in the first meeting against his former team.

Bregman is embracing All-Star attention

shreveporttimes.com  -  13 hours ago
Former LSU star headed to Washington for first All-Star game.

Machado won't let trade talk diminish his fun as All-Star

chron.com  -  14 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - On the night of the All-Star Game, Manny Machado will proudly represent the Baltimore Orioles, the only team he's played for in the big leagues. It just might be his final appearance in an Orioles uniform. With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline looming, it won't be long before…

Former Astros farmhands Josh Hader, Mike Foltynewicz flourishing as All-Stars

chron.com  -  14 hours ago
Both Brewers reliever Josh Hader and Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz were part of two deals which aided in the Astros' rebuild. Both flourished at their new locations, garnering All-Star honors for the first time this season.

The Latest: Storms threaten All-Star festivities in DC

chron.com  -  15 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 5 p.m. Dark clouds have rolled over Nationals Park on a hot and humid afternoon, and the grounds crew is poised to cover the field with a tarp as storms threaten the All-Star Game festivities. Forecasts called for isolated storms…

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