MLB All-Star Game

FILE - In this June 30, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Braves' Nick Markakis follows through on a grand slam during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Markakis kept saying he would rather have a four-day break with his family than be named an All-Star. Actually receiving his first All-Star selection changed all that. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 14, 2018 - 10:39 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: STAR-STUDDED SLIDE Despite boasting an NL-best four All-Stars, the Braves are freefalling going into the midsummer break. Atlanta has lost 8 of 10, including the first two games of its series against Arizona, to drop out of first place in the NL...
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola ducks under a line drive by Miami Marlins' Derek Dietrich during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 14, 2018 - 8:28 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Aaron Nola needed three batters to settle down Saturday, and by then it was too late. The All-Star right-hander gave up two runs in the first inning and the punchless Philadelphia Phillies never recovered, losing to the Miami Marlins 2-0. The NL East-leading Phillies have scored only...
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola ducks under a line drive by Miami Marlins' Derek Dietrich during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 14, 2018 - 7:25 pm
MIAMI (AP) — All-Star Aaron Nola gave up two runs in the first inning and the punchless Philadelphia Phillies never recovered, losing Saturday to the Miami Marlins 2-0. The NL East-leading Phillies have scored only 24 runs in their past nine games. Nola (12-3) needed 31 pitches to get through the...
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Houston Astros starter Charlie Morton pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 1, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
July 13, 2018 - 6:50 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston right-hander Charlie Morton was added to the American League All-Star team on Friday, giving the Astros a major league-leading six players in next week's game. Morton joins fellow starters Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole on the squad, which also features Houston second...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 12, 2018, in New York.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
July 12, 2018 - 11:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer isn't going to begin a debate over who should start the All-Star Game for the National League. He's content to let others sort that out while he keeps winning. Scherzer made a final pitch to start the Midsummer Classic on his own mound, Anthony Rendon hit two homers and...
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Seattle Mariners' Dee Gordon wears a "Send Segura" t-shirt, as part of a team campaign to have fans vote for Jean Segura to the All-Star game, during warmups before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 11, 2018 - 11:28 pm
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura won the final two roster spots for next week's All-Star Game in Washington. Major League Baseball released the results of online balloting for the last slot in each league Wednesday night, with Aguilar drawing...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal watches during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
July 08, 2018 - 10:33 pm
Mike Trout, Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts form a dream outfield for the American League. Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer make up a not-so-gracious welcome committee for the NL. Power in the center of power. A capital-sized All-Star Game. Baseball unveiled the rosters for its midsummer showcase Sunday...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki takes batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Houston. Suzuki might not be an active player anymore, but that didn't stop rumors from swirling about the possibility of him taking part in next month's All-Star Home Run Derby in the nation's capital. What started as a light-hearted conversation among Seattle's coaching staff grew into something that caused a stir in the clubhouse before Wednesday's game, June 20. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
June 20, 2018 - 10:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that he's no longer an active player, maybe Ichiro Suzuki wants to start swinging for the fences. How about at next month's Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities in Washington? What began as light-hearted banter among Seattle Mariners coaches grew into something that caused...
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American League's Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano (22), rounds the bases after hitting a homerun in the tenth inning, during the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 12, 2017 - 7:35 am
MIAMI (AP) — Robinson Cano hugged Francisco Lindor after the final out, exchanged high-fives with his American League teammates and put an arm around the shoulder of designated hitter/photographer Nelson Cruz. Winning the All-Star Game still seemed to matter, even if it didn't mean World Series...
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National League's Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper (34) catches a hit by American League's Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez (13), during the second inning at the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 12, 2017 - 2:21 am
A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ WHO WATCHED? A year after the All-Star Game drew its lowest TV rating ever, Major League Baseball will see how this telecast fared. Fox tried a few new things: Bryce Harper and George Springer wore microphones while playing the outfield...
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