Stars turn in big performances as ASG voting heats up

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-06-26 07:18
The voting for Major League Baseball's 2014 All-Star Game has been heating up for weeks. The action on the field in the days leading up to the July 15 Midsummer Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis is only getting hotter as June winds down. A look at Wednesday's games shows that many of the leading vote getters in the latest updates are living up to their top billing, while quite a few of their closest pursuers are doing well, too.
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Vanderbilt tops Virginia for first national title

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-06-26 07:06
When John Norwood stepped into the batter's box with one out in the eighth inning on Wednesday night, in a deadlocked game that would decide the College World Series championship, Vanderbilt hadn't hit a home run since May 16. The junior center fielder tomahawked a 97-mph fastball it to left field, giving the Commodores a 3-2 lead they wouldn't relinquish en route to the title.
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Van Slyke secures win with his fingertips

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-06-26 05:46
With a runner at second and one out in the ninth, the Royals' Lorenzo Cain sent a pitch toward the right-field corner, a tie game for sure, until the outstretched glove of first baseman Scott Van Slyke just barely hung onto the ball to help end a 5-4 win for the Dodgers.
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Wild finish in 12th gives Orioles comeback victory

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-06-26 05:40
Shut down for seven innings, the Orioles came to life in the eighth inning Wednesday night on Nelson Cruz's game-tying grand slam and then squeaked out a 5-4 victory over the White Sox in the 12th on a wild pitch.
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Wishing Yankees icon Jeter a happy 40th birthday

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-06-26 04:25
This is 40, Derek Jeter. How does it feel? "It's like turning any other number," you said Wednesday, on the eve of the big Four-Oh. "I don't really pay much attention to numbers, so it's no different to me." Just the sort of vanilla response we've come to expect from Derek Jeter.
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Here's an all-40 team that Jeter could captain

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-06-26 04:00
It would be an exaggeration to suggest that baseball life begins at 40, but it doesn't end there. History is rife with superb seasons by players in their 40s.
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Lincecum's second no-hitter: Did you know?

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-06-26 02:30
A collection of facts, figures and trivia surrounding Tim Lincecum's second career no-hitter.
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Giant feat repeat! Lincecum again no-hits Padres

Major League Baseball - Thu, 2014-06-26 02:28
Proving that he's a performer for the ages, Tim Lincecum reached across the centuries Wednesday to match a feat that only one other Giant accomplished. Lincecum became the second Giant to pitch two no-hitters, barely missing a perfect game while silencing the San Diego Padres in San Francisco's 4-0 triumph at AT&T Park.
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