Jose Fernandez will help David Ortiz homer off him in All-Star Game

  • Jose Fernandez will help David Ortiz homer off him in All-Star Game

Jose Fernandez will help David Ortiz homer off him in All-Star Game

However, in June he said he wished he hadn't told everyone in advance.

"I wish I could have got Steven Wright in, " Yost said.

Unhappy with the Oakland Coliseum, which opened in 1966, the A's considered building a ballpark in Fremont and then scrapped that plan in 2009.

Even if you don't think Fernandez's Marlins are legitimate contenders for the Fall Classic (though they're still right in the hunt at this point), I'd have to imagine some of his peers on the NL squad wouldn't be pleased if he followed through and intentionally surrendered a dinger. "So I certainly have not given up on Oakland". It was a fitting turn of events for the Orioles icon who built a Hall of Fame career in part on dramatic clutch hits in big moments.

The Tampa Bay Rays also want a new ballpark, and were given permission by the St. Petersburg City Council to search for sites in the area outside the city. Well you'll be impressed by Ortiz's 2006 season, when he smashed 31 homers and drove in 87 RBI, both of which are by far the most he's ever produced in a first half. The AL took the lead in the second on Hosmer's solo homer and Perez's two-run shot, and scored another in the third on a Hosmer single after Bogaerts had doubled Edwin Encarnacion to third.

Arrieta says it "isn't going to hurt anything" to pitch an inning of relief, but he's not desperate to get into his first All-Star game.

In his final All-Star Game appearance, legendary Yankees closer trotted out for the eighth with his famous "Enter Sandman" roaring through Citi Field.

There was a home run on the game's fourth pitch for the second straight year; Bryant connected on a 96 miles per hour Chris Sale fastball with two outs as hitters swung early in the count to beat the shadows creeping in from the left-field corner in the late-afternoon start.

Before the game, Ortiz had some words for the AL team. We know, we know, we haven't gotten past the denial stage either, but it's true. It just makes no sense.

The Angels star singled in the first inning, improving to 6-for-11 with two walks in his 13 All-Star plate appearances.

The popular Big Papi was embraced by almost every member of the American League roster Tuesday night when he was replaced by a pinch runner and strolled back to the dugout.

Miguel Cabrera playfully tousled Ortiz's hair. The first is Boston Red Sox fans are a loyal bunch who would vote any of their own in unless it's Clay Buchholz. "But I feel great because people like David Ortiz are thinking about me like that...."

"Pitchers always say that I'm going to throw you a fastball when I see you", Ortiz said. Why did Ortiz's night end before the shadows covered the infield? He also topped the sales list during the 2013-14 offseason, after winning his third World Series title with the Boston Red Sox.

Ortiz, who announced in November he is retiring after this season, shrugged off all the attention he was getting, saying the media love him because of his cooperation. "As you get older, it gets a little hard", he said after coming out of his 10th All-Star game. The Tenors, a British Columbia-based group, changed an "O Canada" lyric to "We're all brothers and sisters".