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MLB All-Star Game viewers up 6% to 7.44 million after falling to record low last year

Jul. 17, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Skenes, Shohei Ohtani, Jarren Duran and the rest of this year's All-Stars drew 7,443,000 viewers on Fox, up 6% from the 2023 game but the second lowest for the event. The American League's 5-3 victory at Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday night saw an increase from...

Cody Johnson sings anthem smoothly at All-Star Game a night after Ingrid Andress' panned rendition

Jul. 17, 2024 10:39 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Country music artist Cody Johnson performed the national anthem without a hitch before the All-Star Game in his home state of Texas, a night after a widely panned performance by Ingrid Andress that led to an apology and an admission that she was drunk. ...

Shohei Ohtani hits 3-run homer for National League in 5-3 All-Star Game loss

Jul. 17, 2024 01:05 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shohei Ohtani added another first to his unique resume: first player to get a win and hit a home run in All-Star play. “I haven’t really hit well during the All-Star Game, so I’m just relieved that I put a good ball in play,” Ohtani said through a...

Paul Skenes says `I feel like I’m one of them' after hitless inning against All-Stars

Jul. 17, 2024 00:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Paul Skenes walked onto the Globe Life Field mound, 66 days after his major league debut, 13 months after he was pitching in college. The public-address system played Smash Mouth’s “All Star,” and he really was one. “I don’t think I blacked out...

Jarren Duran's 2-run HR gives AL a 5-3 win over NL in All-Star Game started by rookie pitcher Skenes

Jul. 17, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Speedy Jarren Duran describes himself as a player who keeps his head down, works hard and never thinks of himself as being better than anybody else. Duran turned some heads in his first All-Star Game, hitting a tiebreaking two-run homer for the American...

American League beats the National League 5-3 in the MLB All-Star Game

Jul. 16, 2024 22:51 PM EDT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — American League beats the National League 5-3 in the MLB All-Star Game.

Clark vows to keep deliberations internal after failed attempt to oust baseball union negotiator

Jul. 16, 2024 22:32 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baseball players' association head Tony Clark vowed to keep the union's deliberations internal following a failed attempt in March to remove his chief labor negotiator. Harry Marino, a former union lawyer who spearheaded the organization of minor leaguers,...

Corbin Burnes has whirlwind All-Star experience after checking in on newborn twins

Jul. 16, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corbin Burnes planned to break away from his newborn twin daughters and show up at the All-Star Game regardless of whether he was the starting pitcher for the American League. In a Midsummer Classic filled with replacements and first-time All-Stars, the...

Texas heat: It was 99 degrees outside when All-Star Game started, this time there was a roof

Jul. 16, 2024 20:38 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas again brought the heat for an All-Star Game. It was 99 degrees outside when the 94th Midsummer Classic began Tuesday night under the closed retractable roof at Globe Life Field. Inside, it felt like 74 degrees. There was no roof or...

Sons of former big-league stars Ortiz, Ramirez and Grudzielanek among MLB draft picks in late rounds

Jul. 16, 2024 20:30 PM EDT

Major League Baseball's three-day amateur draft concluded on Tuesday, with the 30 teams blazing through 300 picks in less than 3 1/2 hours. There were some familiar last names selected on the final day, which consisted of rounds 11 through 20. The Los Angeles Angels...