All-Star Game

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Rob Bradford
July 09, 2019 - 7:40 am
It's a conversation that has been happening in clubhouses throughout Major League Baseball, albeit just not in boisterous tones. That changed Monday. When asked about the idea that the baseballs used by MLB have been altered, Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander didn't hold back. "It's a f---ing...
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Rob Bradford
July 08, 2019 - 6:59 pm
Within a 45-minute meeting with the media one day before this year's MLB All-Star Game, the topic made up approximately three minutes. Nonetheless, J.D. Martinez discussing how he is viewing his contract status at the conclusion of the 2019 season was one of the more noteworthy subjects the Red Sox...
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Amin Touri
July 03, 2019 - 4:12 pm
Having initially been snubbed for this year's All-Star Game in Cleveland, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was named to the American League squad on Wednesday as injury replacement for Rangers designated hitter Hunter Pence. BIG NEWS: ⭐️Bogie is an All-Star! ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/juf5uUC5D7 — Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
June 30, 2019 - 6:04 pm
LONDON -- When it came to a presence at this year's All-Star Game in Cleveland the Red Sox were clearly hoping for more from their side of things. But when the pitchers and reserves were announced Sunday night the only two members of the Red Sox to make the A.L. club were J.D. Martinez (DH) and...
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Rob Bradford
June 21, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Red Sox fandom didn't come out in droves when it came to All-Star voting, as was evident by the results first round of balloting. Now there is a chance for some redemption thanks to Major League Baseball's new method to select the All-Star starters. With the voting closed out Friday, MLB announced...
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John Tomase
July 17, 2018 - 10:45 pm
Updates on the Red Sox All-Stars, who were largely bit players in the American League's 8-6 victory, in a game that featured a record 10 home runs, which accounted for all but one run. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer went back-to-back in the 10th to win it. -- Left-hander Chris...
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Rob Bradford
July 17, 2018 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It has been a year Craig Kimbrel won't soon forget, and it's far from over. The Red Sox' closer's 2018 has already been highlighted by the recovery of his infant daughter from heart complications. It's a reminder the Red Sox' closer was afforded once again with Lydia Kimbrel's...
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Rob Bradford
July 16, 2018 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mookie Betts still has another couple of rounds of arbitration before hitting the free agent market. But that doesn't mean he is downplaying the importance of what will unfold this coming offseason. The Red Sox outfielder admitted during the media session at the All-Star...
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Rob Bradford
July 10, 2018 - 9:39 am
The Home Run Derby is in trouble. More and more players are saying, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' when it comes to participating in the All-Star event, including the big league's home run leader (J.D. Martinez), Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, and some more of the game's most dynamic...
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