MLB All-Star Game

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger (35) connects for a home run as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Caleb Joseph, right, reaches out for the baseball during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 27, 2019 - 5:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to spice up the All-Star Game election, Major League Baseball essentially introduced a primary this year. Candidates were narrowed down in fan voting to three finalists per position, including nine outfielders for three starting spots in each league. Fans then had 28 hours...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein, left, introduces pitcher Craig Kimbrel during a news conference at Wrigley Field in Chicago. New Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel is at Triple-A Iowa, preparing to join the Cubs as they shoot for the N.L. Central crown.(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)
June 27, 2019 - 2:41 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: STAR-GAZING Starters for the All-Star Game on July 9 in Cleveland will be announced at 7 p.m. EDT, a few hours after polls close online. There could be some surprises, too. In a new election process this year, candidates were narrowed down in fan...
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June 21, 2019 - 8:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was the top vote-getter in the major leagues and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout led the AL in the first stage of Major League Baseball's new two-phase fan balloting to determine All-Star Game starters. Bellinger got 3.69...
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Safety nettings are seen at Nationals Park in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019. The Nationals are the second team to announce plans to extend the netting at their home ballpark after the Chicago White Sox revealed their plan Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 20, 2019 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals will extend their protective netting during the All-Star break after recent injuries in baseball increased the focus on fan safety. Nationals managing principal owner Mark Lerner announced the changes in a letter to fans on Thursday. Lerner says the club...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, right, watches his solo home run with Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, left, during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
June 20, 2019 - 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its fans are on the same page — they want to see more of the kids. With millennial mashers Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich leading the way, this year's All-Star starting lineups have a chance to be the youngest ever, based on an Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, singer Prince Royce poses for a portrait in New York. Royce says he’s looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. He also looks to gain some new fans. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP, File)
June 13, 2019 - 9:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Latin singer Prince Royce says he's looking forward to headlining the 2019 Major League Soccer All-Star Concert because he loves singing live. But another motive? To gain some new fans. The Dominican singer will perform at the free event on July 27 in Orlando, Florida, at Wall...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Eduardo Escobar, left, and Adam Jones, right, celebrate past Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto after Escobar's two-run home run off starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 11, 2019 - 12:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks got to play Home Run Derby in Philly. The Diamondbacks hit three straight home runs to open the game and finished with a team-record eight in a 13-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a homer-happy game on Monday night. Scott Kingery hit two of...
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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announces that Atlanta will host the 2021 All-Star Game, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 29, 2019 - 7:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Baseball's 2021 All-Star Game will be played at Atlanta in what could be the first national showcase for SunTrust Park since the stadium opened in 2017. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement before the Braves played the Washington Nationals on Wednesday...
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Former Philadelphia Phillies' Mike Schmidt speaks during a Major League Baseball news conference, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 16, 2019 - 4:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday at Independence Hall with a cast of All-Stars past and present on stage behind him. Phillies Hall...
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FILE - This is a June 20, 2016, file photo showing the Philadelphia Phillies playing a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park, in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball will play the 2026 All-Star Game in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, April 11, 2019, because no announcement had been made.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
April 11, 2019 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement had been made. A...
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