Tanaka gets win as AL All-Stars top NL rivals

Baseball / MLB Jul 10, 2019

Tanaka gets win as AL All-Stars top NL rivals

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka became the first Japanese pitcher to win an All-Star Game when the American League earned its seventh straight win over the National League on Tuesday. Tanaka was the second pitcher to take the mound for the AL and retired ...

AP source says 2026 MLB All-Star Game to be held in Philadelphia

Baseball / MLB Apr 12, 2019

AP source says 2026 MLB All-Star Game to be held in Philadelphia

Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement had been made. A news conference ...

AL outlasts NL for victory in All-Star slugfest

Baseball / MLB Jul 18, 2018

AL outlasts NL for victory in All-Star slugfest

A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for ...

Baseball / MLB May 31, 2018

Shohei Ohtani listed on MLB All-Star ballot as designated hitter

Los Angeles Angels two-way talent Shohei Ohtani was listed on the All-Star ballot as a designated hitter as Major League Baseball's Communications Twitter account released the fan ballot for each league on Wednesday. Ohtani, one of nine Angels players on the ballot, could either be ...

Darvish explains choice to sit out All-Star Game

Baseball / MLB Jul 9, 2017

Darvish explains choice to sit out All-Star Game

Yu Darvish said Saturday he had no choice but to give up on pitching in the MLB All-Star Game with just one day in between the Midsummer Classic and his next scheduled start. Darvish, the Texas Rangers' ace selected to his fourth All-Star team in ...

Darvish named to AL roster for MLB All-Star Game

Baseball / MLB Jul 3, 2017

Darvish named to AL roster for MLB All-Star Game

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish has been selected as an American League reserve for the upcoming All-Star Game in Miami as Major League Baseball announced the full rosters for the Midsummer Classic on Sunday. The 30-year-old Darvish will be making his fourth appearance in the ...

Yankees star Judge invited to MLB's All-Star Home Run Derby

Baseball / MLB Jun 21, 2017

Yankees star Judge invited to MLB's All-Star Home Run Derby

Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge has been invited to participate in next month's Home Run Derby. Judge said Tuesday that he received the invitation last week through his agent but had not yet decided whether to accept. The 25-year-old outfielder, a towering presence at 201 cm, ...

Baseball / MLB Jul 14, 2016

MLB All-Star Game gets record-low TV rating

The MLB All-Star Game has drawn a record-low television rating for the second straight year. The American League's 4-2 victory over the NL in San Diego on Tuesday night got a 5.4 rating on Fox. The previous low was 6.6 last year for the game ...

MLB All-Star Game draws record-low television rating

Baseball / MLB Jul 16, 2015

MLB All-Star Game draws record-low television rating

Baseball's All-Star Game has drawn a record-low television rating. The AL's 6-3 win over the NL in Cincinnati on Tuesday night earned a 6.6 rating and 12 share on Fox. The previous low was a 6.8 in 2012. Fox said Wednesday that the broadcast averaged 10.9 ...

Trout leads AL to victory in MLB All-Star Game

Baseball / MLB Jul 15, 2015

Trout leads AL to victory in MLB All-Star Game

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field. Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star Game, then became the ...

Samardzija has victorious debut with Athletics

Baseball / MLB Jul 7, 2014

Samardzija has victorious debut with Athletics

Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub. The right-hander left having secured a four-game sweep for Oakland with a performance that showed exactly why the Athletics were so eager to get him in a ...