MLB All-Star Game
Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night.
The AL’s 3-0 victory at Citi Field on Tuesday night was an arms showcase. It was just the third shutout for the AL, following 1946 at Boston’s Fenway Park and 1990 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
Four All-Stars this year – San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera, Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon, Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz and Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta – have been linked in media reports to Biogenesis, the closed Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing PEDs.
Yoenis Cespedes won baseball’s Home Run Derby on Monday night, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown.
National League manager Bruce Bochy also selected Sergio Romo, his San Francisco Giants closer, as a replacement pick Sunday.
Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics will swing for the Citi Field fences in the Home Run Derby next Monday night, rounding out the eight-player field.
Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera overcame deficits to win starting spots. Matt Cain, who pitched a perfect game in June, made the NL pitching staff.
Before the players hit the field for Major League Baseball’s All-Star game, sports fans got to hear from another all-star in action: Brad Pitt…