MLB All-Star Game
Joe Nathan is no slouch, having converted 30 of 31 save opportunities this season. But having the opportunity to close out the All-Star Game was an unexpected surprise
Summoned in the eighth inning to make certain he would pitch, Rivera soaked up a 90-second standing ovation and got three straight outs while helping the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Oakland’s second-year slugger won baseball’s Home Run Derby with a dazzling display of power Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the Midsummer Classic to take home the crown.
Three members of the Texas Rangers were selected by voters to play for the American League in the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is leading the American League voting at his position for the MLB All-Star Game in the first update of fan balloting released Monday.
Nine members of the 2012 American League All-Star team and Hall of Famer George Brett joined the Late Show with David Letterman to present the “Top Ten Fun Facts About the All-Star Game”.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every MLB franchise has some hope heading into the season’s second half this year.
Although each team is chock full of talent, there were nonetheless players who didn’t make the cut despite stellar first-half statistics.
“It’s just not the right time,” Hamilton said of the Derby. “I haven’t done it in the last couple years. I want to be healthy and be the best I can be for the team.”
The Cardinals have the home field advantage, thanks to Prince Fielder’s homer off Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson in July’s MLB All-Star Game.