MLB All-Star Game

World Team Touki Toussaint, of the Atlanta Braves works against the U.S. Team during the eighth inning All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photos/Susan Walsh)
July 15, 2018 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. "When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous," Toussaint said. "You see that name pop up, you're like, 'Oh, snap.'" Chiti was calling earlier...
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World Team Manager David Ortiz (34) speaks with U.S. Team Manager Torrii Hunter, before the All-Star Futures baseball game, Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 15, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Ortiz drew so many pals and well-wishers, it took him nearly three minutes just to climb a few dugout steps. He then swung behind the batting cage, gave Vladimir Guerrero a playful pat, and spotted another Hall of Famer along the first base side. "What's goin' on, Papi?" a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tips his cap to the fans following the team's victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in St. Louis. The Cardinals have fired Matheny during his seventh season with the team hovering around .500. The Cardinals announced Matheny's firing after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night, July 14, 2018, a defeat that dropped St. Louis to 47-46 and seven games back of the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 15, 2018 - 2:44 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ST. LOUIS STUNNER The Cardinals will play their first game under interim manager Mike Shildt after firing Mike Matheny late Saturday night. Matheny's stunning dismissal comes with the team 47-46 and 7 1/2 games back of the NL Central-leading Cubs...
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Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez follows through on a two-run double against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 15, 2018 - 2:33 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is running out of superlatives for All-Star slugger Javier Baez. "Wow. That was a nice performance," Maddon said after Baez — who almost was scratched because he didn't feel well — hit a three-run home run and had five RBIs to highlight the NL...
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Cleveland Indians' Yan Gomes hits an RBI double off New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 13, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 14, 2018 - 11:13 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians catcher Yan Gomes walked to the plate Saturday night and found out he was an All-Star. Gomes will replace Tampa Bay's Wilson Ramos in Tuesday's game in Washington D.C., giving Cleveland six All-Stars. Gomes said he wrestled with emotions when he came up in the ninth to face...
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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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