Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

news

MLB News

code test

code test
MLB.com

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

 

Players to watch
PLAYER AND STATS: Sentence goes here.
PLAYER AND STATS: Sentence goes here.
PLAYER AND STATS: Sentence goes here.
PLAYER AND STATS: Sentence goes here.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

 

Players to watch
Felix Hernandez, RHP (12-6, 2.85 ERA): The King loves hitting in Interleague road games, but for some reason, opponents are slightly more worried about his pitching.
Jason Vargas, LHP (5-4, 2.96 ERA): Vargas has held opposing hitters to a .244 average in Interleague play, which is lower than his own career batting average of .250 in 56 at-bats achieved mostly during his National League days.
Ichiro Suzuki, LF (.332, 12 HR, 56 RBI): Ichiro has racked up 278 hits in 837 Interleague at-bats with a .377 on-base percentage, which is a full career for a lot of players.
Miguel Olivo, C (.269, 19 HR, 64 RBI): Olivo will miss the Rockies series while on the DL, but should be back for the June games. He's put up pretty good numbers in 101 Interleague games in his career.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

 

First-half awards
MVP: PLAYER NAME One short sentence, one short sentence, one short sentence.
Cy Young: PLAYER NAME One short sentence, one short sentence, one short sentence.
Rookie: PLAYER NAME One short sentence, one short sentence, one short sentence.
Top reliever: PLAYER NAME One short sentence, one short sentence, one short sentence.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

 

Players to watch in second half
PLAYER NAME One short sentence, one short sentence, one short sentence.
PLAYER NAME One short sentence, one short sentence, one short sentence.
PLAYER NAME One short sentence, one short sentence, one short sentence.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

v The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

 

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

 

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

Rule 2.00
INTERFERENCE
(a) Offensive interference is an act by the team at bat which interferes with, obstructs, impedes, hinders or confuses any fielder attempting to make a play. If the umpire declares the batter, batter- runner, or a runner out for interference, all other runners shall return to the last base that was in the judgment of the umpire, legally touched at the time of the interference, unless otherwise provided by these rules.
Rule 2.00 (Interference) Comment: In the event the batter-runner has not reached first base, all runners shall return to the base last occupied at the time of the pitch.
(b) Defensive interference is an act by a fielder which hinders or prevents a batter from hitting a pitch.
(c) Umpire's interference occurs (1) When an umpire hinders, impedes or prevents a catcher's throw attempting to prevent a stolen base, or (2) When a fair ball touches an umpire on fair territory before passing a fielder.
(d) Spectator interference occurs when a spectator reaches out of the stands, or goes on the playing field, and touches a live ball.
On any interference the ball is dead
Complete Rule 2.00 | Official rules

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

The AL continued its reign over the National League in the annual session of regular-season games across league borders, taking the 2011 version by an overall count of 131-121. The NL heads into the All-Star Game as the team with the Midsummer Classic crown after ending a 14-year drought last summer, but Interleague Play is one area the AL continues to wear out its counterpart.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.