1. Changes Could Be on Horizon for Twins in Second Half

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins hovered around .500 throughout most of the first half of the season, and they even tried to deliver a statement that they believed they could compete this year by signing Kendrys Morales to bolster their lineup in early June...

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  2. Royals to Make a Run at a Playoff Berth in Second Half

    KANSAS CITY -- The Royals are in better shape this year compared to a season ago. As Kansas city entered the All-Star break, the team was two games over the .500 mark and 6 1/2 games behind the Tigers in the American League Central...

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  3. Salvy, Holland Contribute to All-Star Game Win

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez made his first start in the All-Star Game for the American League squad along with batterymate and starter Felix Hernandez of the Mariners , who is also from Perez's hometown of Valencia, Venezuela...

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  4. Royals Beef Up Bullpen by Acquiring Frasor

    KANSAS CITY -- The Royals made a move to strengthen their bullpen on Wednesday, acquiring right-hander Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers ...

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  5. Tigers Still World Series Contenders After First Half

    DETROIT -- The Tigers ' first half seemed like a story of three different teams. The squad that started out 27-12 looked like the best team in baseball, sweeping its way through Baltimore and Boston while looking like Zubaz-clad road warriors...

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  6. Dombrowski on Hanrahan: 'Can't Say That He's Close'

    There is a chance at some point this summer that the question most asked about Joel Hanrahan will change from "When will he pitch for the Detroit Tigers?" to "Will he ever pitch for ...

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  7. Tribe Confident for Improvement in 2nd Half

    CLEVELAND -- The Indians are not where they want to be in the American League Central standings, but the club remains confident that it has the pieces in place to reach its intended finish line...

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  8. Brantley Gets at-Bat, Jeter Autograph at All-Star Game

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Michael Brantley has never been one to collect autographs or memorabilia, but even "Dr. Smooth" can make the occasional exception...

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  9. Young Talent to Continue to Lead Sox in Second Half

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  10. Alexei Replaces Legend, Part of Game-Winning Rally

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Tuesday was Derek Jeter's night at the All-Star Game. But it was a fairly strong White Sox supporting cast...

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  11. Ozzie Guillen Wants Back in White Sox Family

    MINNEAPOLIS — It's easy to rewrite Ozzie Guillen's history since he left the White Sox after the 2011 season. Guillen, who now works for ESPN and ESPN Deportes as a baseball analyst, is fine with it...

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  12. Ozzie Guillen Still Has White Sox on His Mind

    (CBS) Former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen recently took what he called a “first step” in mending a frosty relationship with the organization that he managed from 2004-'11, and now he still has the club on his mind...

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  13. Abreu Doesn't Regret Skipping HR Derby

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Major League Baseball's leading home run hitter was planning to be a spectator for the Home Run Derby on Monday night at Target Field, still without any regrets about his decision not to participate in the contest...

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  14. Joel Hanrahan Is Not Close to Joining TheTigers

    Joel Hanrahan signed with the Tigers in May with the idea that he'd be ready to return from Tommy John elbow surgery sometime in June, but now it's mid-July and the 32-year-old former All-Star closer is still not close to joining Detroit's bullpen...

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  15. Report: Tigers' Justin Verlander spending his All-Star break with Kate Upton

    Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who had an inconsistent first half of the season, said on Sunday that he planned to “decompress and re-focus” during the All-Star break...

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  16. Royals Acquire Jason Frasor

    The Royals have acquired right-hander Jason Frasor from the Rangers in exchange for right-hander Spencer Patton, the Rangers announced...

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  17. Carew Appreciates Special Bond with Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS -- In 1985, the last time the Twins hosted an All-Star Game across town in the now-defunct Metrodome, Rod Carew was in the final season of a brilliant 19-year career, finishing up a seven-season tenure with the then California Angels ...

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  18. Best Move? Twins Battery Closing It out for AL

    MINNEAPOLIS - The 2014 MLB All-Star Game did not disappoint in the least. There were plenty of extra-base hits, good defensive plays, great pitching, tons of sentiment revolving around Derek Jeter and it was a good, close game...

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  19. Max Scherzer 1st Tigers' Pitcher to Get All-Star Win Since 1957

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  20. Jose Abreu Sets 1st-Half Rookie Records for Home Runs and Total Bases

    It's no secret that Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has burst onto the scene, but the rate at which he's threatening first-year player records still comes as a bit of a surprise...

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  21. Instagram Video: Sale Thanks Fans from ASG

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  22. Indians Demote Zach McAllister to Triple-A

    Zach McAllister's return to Cleveland lasted all of three days, as the Indians have optioned the right-hander back to Triple-A after he tossed seven innings of three-run ball versus the White Sox on Saturday...

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  23. David Glass Unhappy with Inconsistency but Believes Club Can Make Playoffs

    The Royals stumbled into the All-Star break, dropping three of four to the Tigers and falling to 6 1/2 games back in the race for the American League Central Division...

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  24. Will Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander Break Down in Crucial Home Stretch?

    The All-Star break is supposed to be just that—a break. From all of the pressures and problems that come with the marathon Major League Baseball season...

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  25. GM Likely to Focus on Bullpen in Trade Talks: 'Not a Lot to Address'

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dave Dombrowski would not say that adding bullpen help will be his priority as the July 31 trade deadline approaches...

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