As the second half begins, we examine what history tells us about division leaders' chances of holding on down the stretch.
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Is your favorite team down for the count? Probably. But there's still something for it to accomplish coming out of the All-Star break.
After a recap of a fantastic All-Star Game, Buster & Jerry Crasnick discuss Manny Machado heading to L.A., Josh Hader's tweets and more (11:45). Plus, Rob Manfred on the state of the game, Mike Trout's stardom and more (41:59).
The 2018 Midsummer Classic turned into Home Run Derby Part 2 on an epic night at Nationals Park. We break down which dingers brought the most drama.
First-time All-Star Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros was named MVP of Tuesday's All-Star Game after his go-ahead homer in the 10th inning sent the American League to an 8-6 victory.
Alex Bregman speaks with Tim Kurkjian after winning the All-Star Game MVP Award.
George Springer speaks with Buster Olney after the American League wins the All-Star Game.
American League manager A.J. Hinch speaks with Jon Sciambi before the All-Star Game.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
High drama at the Derby! Alex Bregman puts on a late surge to challenge Kyle Schwarber's 16 home runs, but his final ball bounces off the fence in left-center and he falls one short at 15. His Astros teammates give him hugs and congratulations for a superb effort and then discuss whether candlesticks will be an appropriate baby shower gift for Justin Verlander and Kate Upton.
Matt Marrone ESPN.com
Tonight's Home Run Derby Field: Aguilar, Báez, Bregman, Freeman, Harper, Hoskins, Muncy, Schwarber. Let's do this!
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Puerto Rican All Stars!
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Here are your AL and NL All-Star lineups!
John Hicks hit one of Detroit's four home runs off Justin Verlander, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Tigers starter Michael Fulmer voiced his displeasure with plate umpire Pat Hoberg's strike zone following Detroit's 9-1 loss to Houston on Saturday, saying, "It was a bad day for him and for me. "
Gerrit Cole struck out eight in 5 2/3 strong innings, and the Houston Astros hit three home runs in a 9-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Kate Upton and Astros pitcher Justin Verlander are expecting their first child, the supermodel announced via Instagram on Saturday.
Dallas Keuchel pitched six strong innings, three relievers completed the seven-hitter and Alex Bregman provided the offense by setting a career high with his 20th homer to give the Houston Astros a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.