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  • MLB All-Star Game may not be what it used to be, but it's still a big deal to Fox

    It used to be must-see TV; the highlight of the summer sports TV schedule. Now, it's more of an attraction only because there's nothing else on. In any case, Fox will have Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game from Target Field in Minneapolis and will...
  • Yankees advocating Betances for All-Star game

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH NEW YORK -- The All-Star game rosters will be announced next Sunday and among those the New York Yankees are advocating to be on the American League roster is right-handed reliever...
  • Francis stops Marlins in 14th to save A's 7-6 win

    MIAMI There were no strains of "Enter Sandman" when Jeff Francis came out of the bullpen Saturday night. But he had to know a little about how it felt to do the kind of job that Mariano Rivera was asked to do pitch with no margin for error. And the...
  • Bruce Chen stumbles as Royals lose rain-soaked game, 6-2, to Angels

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. The would-be savior celebrated his 37th birthday nine days ago. Bruce Chen is the eldest member of the Kansas City Royals, and his role lacks significance. He is the long reliever, a pitcher deemed unfit of the five-man starting...
  • Jake Cave is in a hitter's zone with the Tampa Yankees

    Jake Cave is in a hitter's zone with the Tampa Yankees
    When hitters are in a zone, sometimes the baseball looks as big as a basketball. But for Jake Cave, whose bat has been cooking on high since the All-Star break, there's a more detailed explanation. "I just feel like I'm not missing the pitches I want to...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Parity helps White Sox remain contender despite 28th-ranked fielding, 26th-ranked pitching entering weekend. Indians: Lonnie Chisenhall hits three homers, drives in nine runs and goes 5-for-5 vs. Rangers....
  • Marlins' Cishek gets adrenaline rush from closer role

    Steve Cishek was excited about the Miami Marlins' rare visit to face the Texas Rangers this week at Globe Life Park. Not because it was the site of his first major league win. Rather, the off-day provided the chance for the Marlins closer to make his...
  • Burnett, Phillies top Padres in homestand opener

    The Sports Xchange By Gordie Jones, The Sports Xchange Burnett, Phillies top Padres in homestand opener PHILADELPHIA -- Back home after a miserable road trip, the Philadelphia Phillies got back on track Tuesday. Right-hander A.J. Burnett pitched 7 1/3...
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  • Mariano Rivera criticizes Robinson Cano's desire in new book

    When it comes time to arrange the 2025 New York Yankees' old-timers' game, make sure you keep Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano on opposite sides of the locker room. In his book "The Closer," Rivera, the legendary closer who retired after last season,...
  • Yankees prospect, Bruton grad Mark Montgomery back in form pitching | With Video

    Yankees prospect, Bruton grad Mark Montgomery back in form pitching | <span style="color:#ff0000">With Video</span>
    NORFOLK — Mark Montgomery’s rise from obscure Division I baseball recruit to major-league pitching prospect was, for a time, as meteoric as it was unexpected. Montgomery pitched for Bruton High, but with a fastball that peaked at 86 mph as...
  • Mariano Rivera sticks mostly to softball in his memoir, 'The Closer'

    Mariano Rivera sticks mostly to softball in his memoir, 'The Closer'
    No sport engenders more discussion than baseball as to who, historically, is best at what. So it's a feat among feats that Mariano Rivera is regarded as baseball's all-time greatest closer by pretty much everyone who has ever pondered, for five seconds,...