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American League All-Star Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees acknowledges the crowd in the 8th inning during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field.  (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

American League Pitches Shut Out in Rivera’s All-Star Game Farewell

Summoned in the 8th inning to make certain he would pitch, Mariano Rivera soaked up a 90-second standing ovation and got three straight outs while helping the American League to a 3-0 victory in the All-Star Game.

07/17/2013

Members of the National League and American League All-Star squads during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Citi Field. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

MLB All-Star Game Rosters and Starting Lineups

Complete lineups and rosters for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.

07/16/2013

Yasiel Puig (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

All-Star Game Replacement Players Named; Yasiel Puig Snubbed

Seven new All-Stars and still no Yasiel Puig. The rookie sensation from the Los Angeles Dodgers was left out again after a string of substitutes were added to the National League roster.

07/15/2013

Wilson Ramos #40 of the Washington Nationals gets a base hit in the ninth inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 10, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Nationals won 5-1. (Credit: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

John Smoltz Wants International All-Star Game, Insists Nats Still Playoff-Bound

John Smoltz knows a thing or two about All-Star Games as a guy who played in eight himself, but has a number of changes he feels would benefit the game and the sport, which includes expanding it to make it an international competition.

07/11/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has The Better All-Star Game Roster? AL Vs. NL

With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?

07/11/2013

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Desmond Needs Fan Vote to Join Zimmermann, Harper in All-Star Game

Ian Desmond will need a push from Nationals fans if he wants to join teammates Jordan Zimmermann and Bryce Harper in New York for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.

07/06/2013

Bryce Harper (#34) of the Washington Nationals hits a sacrifice fly to left. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Harper’s ‘Play Me or Trade Me’ Rallying Cry Leads Nats to 3rd Straight Victory

Bryce Harper drove in three runs after talking his way into Washington’s lineup, Ryan Zimmerman knocked in the go-ahead run and the Nationals rallied for a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.

07/06/2013

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Jordan Zimmermann Talks All-Star Game and the Teammates Getting Him There

Jordan Zimmermann has pitched 3 complete games this season, and has gone deeper than 7 innings in 11 of 15 starts, putting him on pace to represent the Nats in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. And the class act that he is, he unequivocally gives 100% of the credit to his teammates.

06/25/2013

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NL All-Star Manager Bruce Bochy Selects Davey Johnson as Coach

Davey Johnson has been selected as a coach for next month’s All-Star game at Citi Field, along with Mets manager Terry Collins.

06/13/2013

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Elfin: The Last Of The Expos, Ian Desmond Is Playing As An Elite Shortstop

The focus in the All-Star game may have been squarely on Bryce Harper, and then Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez, but it was the National who didn’t play who is getting under-shadowed. Ian Desmond’s bat is league-leading at the Shortstop position, and in his 8th year in the organization, he’s finally breaking through to reach his full potential.

07/13/2012

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