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Champ! Teoscar becomes Dodgers' first Home Run Derby winner

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Coming into the 2024 T-Mobile Home Run Derby, Dodgers outfielder Teoscar Hernández had only hit one homer at Globe Life Field. In one night, he smashed 49. That was the total Hernández needed to be crowned the winner of the Derby on Monday. He became the first Dodger

Round-by-round recap of a HR Derby that went down to the wire

@Theo_DeRosa and @bmags94
July 15, 2024

This year’s Home Run Derby field was not only star-studded, but also featured an intriguing mix of young superstars and veteran sluggers who were be playing under new rules. After a night full of dingers soaring through the Texas sky, it was an unlikely champion in Dodgers slugger Teoscar Hernández,

Witt comes literal INCHES shy of Derby crown in thrilling final round

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Once Bobby Witt Jr. saw that this Midsummer Classic would be in Texas, he hoped fiercely for it to be where he’d make his first All-Star team. He’s already been reveling (in his quiet, unassuming way) in the memories he’s been making at home as part of this

ZOINKS! Gunnar shows off Scooby-Doo bat, impression at Home Run Derby

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Gunnar Henderson walked onto ESPN’s on-field set at the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday night at Globe Life Field, grabbed the microphone and delivered exactly what was asked of him. The 23-year-old Orioles shortstop snuck a few peeks directly into the hard camera in the process. “Ruh-roh,

All-Star Game FAQ: Starting lineups, how to watch & rosters (Tues. 8 p.m. ET, FOX)

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Lone Star State? More like All-Star State. Because at Globe Life Field on Tuesday, baseball’s stars at night will shine so bright (clap, clap, clap, clap), deep in the heart of Texas. The 94th All-Star Game, played at the home of the Rangers, will have a distinct Texas

'He's nasty': NL All-Stars offer advice to AL's best for facing Skenes

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Right off the bat, a hearty apology is due to the members of the National League Central who were forced to relive their bad memories of facing Paul Skenes -- though, for once, the rookie phenom will be on their side when he makes the start for the

Along with everything else, Skenes making mustaches cool again

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Paul Skenes has a 6-0 record and 1.90 ERA in his first 11 MLB starts. He has 89 strikeouts in 66 1/3 innings. He has a fastball few can touch and a “splinker” none had seen. He has a famous girlfriend. He has the distinction of becoming the

Analyzing Draft Day 2, round-by-round

July 15, 2024

The first 74 picks of the 2024 MLB Draft were off the board after an exciting Day 1, but there was still a ton of talent available for Day 2, which covered Rounds 3-10. Below are some of Monday's most notable picks, including a number of Top 100 Draft prospects,

Draft Day 3: Overview, schedule, best available

July 15, 2024

Two days down, one day and 10 rounds to go. There have been 315 players selected so far through the first two days of the 2024 MLB Draft. On Tuesday, 300 more players will hear their names called on Day 3 during Rounds 11-20 as part of the All-Star Week

AL tabs Burnes to start vs. Skenes in enticing All-Star matchup

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- It will be a matchup of youthful vibrance vs. steadfast experience on the mound when the 2024 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard gets underway on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field (8 p.m. ET, FOX). For the National League, a 22-year-old phenom who has made history over

Seager, Rangers invest in Senter Park renovation

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Senter Park is home to a lifetime of memories and history of the Arlington, Texas, community. It’s where many kids developed their love for sports and will continue to do so for even longer. “I coached my now 42-year-old son’s Optimist football team here in the park back

Watch the All-Stars in a new way -- in Gameday 3D

July 13, 2024

The All-Star Game is all about showcasing what baseball's best players can do when they're all on the field together. And for the 2024 Midsummer Classic on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET, FOX), if you want to see those highlights from a unique perspective, try following the game with Gameday 3D.

Diaw becomes first player of Senegalese descent ever drafted

July 15, 2024

PHOENIX -- You can see it jutting out on a map. Senegal, with its capital city of Dakar, reaching out from West Africa to touch the Atlantic Ocean. The country is a veritable hotbed for soccer, baseball not even a glint in its collective eye. Which is where Khadim Diaw

Alec BOOM! Phils' underdog slugger surprises in Home Run Derby

Bohm ousted in semifinal swing-off after impressive 21-HR opening round
July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Michael Jordan had his secret stuff. All Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm needed was some “wooder.” With 1:41 remaining in the semifinal of Monday night’s T-Mobile Home Run Derby, Bohm called for a timeout after depositing just three homers into the Globe Life Field stands. He needed 11

Adolis falls just short of advancing with 18 Derby homers

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Texas loves Adolis García. The Rangers right fielder loves Texas right back. García was welcomed to Globe Life Field with deafening cheers as he took the stage for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. García’s 67 career home runs in the regular season at Globe Life Field are the

J-Ram hits lefty, clubs 33 Derby HRs for Mom

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- With José Ramírez in the 2024 T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Globe Life Field, the intrigue was not just how many homers he would hit, but which side of the plate he’d hit them from. A late decision to swing lefty paid off for Ramírez, as the Guardians'

'I love competing in this': Alonso won't give up on Derby goal

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Pete Alonso wasn’t able to add a third Home Run Derby title to his résumé on Monday night, but after coming up short for the third straight year, the Mets slugger isn’t ready to give up on that goal. Alonso was eliminated in the first round of the

Ozuna launches 473-footer among 16 homers in Home Run Derby debut

July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna were teenagers when they first played together with the Marlins’ High-A affiliate in Greensboro, N.C., in 2010. Six years after being traded by Miami, the two friends have been reunited this week as part of the National League’s All-Star roster. So it seemed

Derby history: Looking back at past slugfests

July 15, 2024

Since 1985, many of Major League Baseball's most prolific home run hitters have competed on the All-Star stage in the Home Run Derby. Below is a look at the history of baseball's annual slugfest, which has undergone a number of format changes throughout its 30-plus years.

Draft Day 1: Pick-by-pick rundown, analysis

July 15, 2024

The 2024 MLB Draft is here. Day 1 included the first 74 selections, covering Rounds 1 and 2, Competitive Balance Rounds A and B, two Prospect Promotion Incentive picks, plus two compensation picks. The Guardians got things going with the No. 1 overall pick.

Finnegan named NL All-Star, replacing Cards' Helsley

July 15, 2024

WASHINGTON -- Right-hander Kyle Finnegan was named to his first All-Star Game on Monday, taking the active spot of fellow reliever Ryan Helsley on the National League roster. Finnegan joins shortstop CJ Abrams to represent the Nationals in Arlington on Tuesday. This is another chapter in the story of Finnegan,

Is the Midsummer Classic ready for the Judge-Soto show?

July 15, 2024

Several weeks had passed since the Yankees’ trade for Juan Soto, an old-school blockbuster that occupied all of the oxygen at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., and Aaron Boone was still delighting in his options. More than a few times, the manager went back and forth sketching out potential

All-Star stage the perfect setting for Elly's unmatched energy

July 15, 2024

CINCINNATI – The Reds' Elly De La Cruz may not have received enough votes from fans to earn the start as the National League's shortstop, but people will likely want to stop and watch once he enters the 2024 All-Star Game as a reserve. With five-tool talent and an electric

An All-Star in his home region, Witt's special nod a family affair

July 15, 2024

When Bobby Witt Jr. was approached about doing the 2024 T-Mobile Home Run Derby during All-Star week and got the approval he wanted from his teammates, coaches and trainers to go for it, he set to work figuring out who should be his Derby pitcher. Well, how about his dad,