After 65 days of relentless fan voting to determine starting positions players for the 86th All-Star Game, the largest All-Star balloting program in sports closed at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday. Starting position players will be unveiled tonight at 7:30 ET on the “Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show” on ESPN.
When the National League’s hottest pitcher met the game’s coldest offense on Saturday, the result was as advertised. Zack Greinke delivered seven shutout innings to extend his scoreless streak in a 4-3 Dodgers win over Matt Harvey and the Mets.
Even on a bad day, Felix Hernandez s good enough to keep his team in a game. But even the King needs a little help, and he didn’t get any on Saturday as the Mariners fell to the A’s, 2-0, to end his string of 13 straight games without a loss at the Coliseum.
Before taking the field on Saturday night against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, a couple of members of the Marlins reflected on what playing on the Fourth of July truly means. Over the past year and a half, manager Dan Jennings and first baseman Justin Bour each represented the organization on separate overseas trips to visit United States troops stationed around the world.
A’s rookie Kendall Graveman outdueled Mariners ace Felix Hernandez on Saturday as Oakland won a Fourth of July afternoon showdown, 2-0, at the Coliseum.
The Fourth of July means more than fireworks for rookie Addison Russell. This year, the date marks the one-year anniversary of when the infielder was traded from the Athletics to the Cubs.
Unlike his dynamic 2014 season, Reds ace Johnny Cueto isn’t a lock to make the 2015 National All-Star team this year when reserve rosters and pitchers are revealed on Monday night.
Yasiel Puig made a return from the disabled list on June 6, but his home run power has yet to return.
The Cardinals’ offense didn’t exactly break out on Saturday, but it did enough to snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Padres in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium.
Alex Avila didn’t expect much from himself at first base. It only took until the fourth inning on Saturday to prove himself wrong, as he made a spectacular catch on Russell Martin’s popup.