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International League wins Triple-A All-Star Game

Indianapolis catcher Tony Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the second inning, and the International League all-stars defeated the Pacific Coast League 4-3 in the Triple-A All-Star Game at Reno Aces Ballpark on Wednesday.

Rivera perfect, AL beats NL 3-0 in All-Star game

Mariano Rivera was all set up to save his final All-Star game — or so it seemed. Summoned in the eighth inning to make certain he would pitch, Rivera soaked up a 90-second standing ovation and got three straight outs while helping the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

Harper reaches finals of HR derby, loses to Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes has won baseball’s Home Run Derby, becoming the first player left out of the All-Star game to take home the crown.

The Oakland Athletics slugger beat Bryce Harper 9-8 in the final round Monday night at reconfigured Citi Field, hitting the decisive drive with five swings to spare.

What are the odds? Fan grabs 4 foul balls at Indians game

One fan at Sunday’s game between the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field grabbed four foul balls, a once-in-several-lifetimes achievement.

Giants’ Lincecum reels in no-hitter

SAN DIEGO — Tim Lincecum pitched his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants’ 9-0 win over the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

51s earn split with division-leading Padres

At Cashman Field, Alvarado allowed just one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings as the 51s (49-46) earned a split of the four-game series against the Southern Division-leading Padres (53-45).

51s contend despite sending 19 players to Mets

After already promoting 19 players this season to the parent New York Mets, the 51s could hardly be faulted for falling out of the Pacific Coast League playoff race.

Las Vegan Bryant excited to join Cubs

CHICAGO — Kris Bryant, like many before him, hopes he can help the Chicago Cubs become a winner.

Flores homers twice, 51s power past Padres, 11-3

At Cashman Field, Wilmer Flores homered twice, doubled, singled and had four RBIs for the 51s (48-44), who pulled within 1½ games of the Pacific Southern division-leading Padres (51-44).

Dodgers’ Puig might make All-Star game fun again

There’s little special about MLB’s All-Star game anymore, as evidenced by the fact it has lost half its television audience in the last 20 years, but Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig could make the mid-summer classic fun and interesting.

Padres extend lead over 51s with late 3-2 comeback win

At Tucson, Ariz., the Padres (49-40) were down to their last strike when pinch hitter Mike Wilson singled, scoring Dan Robertson and Gregorio Petit to extend their lead to 2½ games over the second-place 51s in the Pacific South Division.

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