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Giancarlo Stanton To Defend Home Run Derby Victory

Jun 26, 2017 6:53 AM

Giancarlo Stanton will defend his Home Run Derby crown at his home ballpark in Miami next month.

Stanton won the event last year with a record 61 home runs.

"Man, it's going to be so much fun. I'm really looking forward to it," he said. "The home crowd. The home city. All week is going to be good. I'm just looking forward to it. It's going to be fun."

Stanton has 20 home runs this season, tied for fifth in the Major Leagues.

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Tags: Miami Marlins, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Eric Hosmer Takes Lead At First Base In AL All-Star Voting

Jun 21, 2017 8:03 AM

Eric Hosmer has taken over the lead at first base in the latest American League All-Star voting returns.

Hosmer bypassed both Miguel Cabrera and Yonder Alonso in the fourth update while the leaders at all other positions remained the same.

Here are the leaders at each position:

Catcher: Salvador Perez, Royals

First Base: Eric Hosmer, Royals

Second Base: Jose Altuve, Astros

Third Base: Miguel Sano, Twins

Shortstop: Carlos Correa, Astros

DH: Nelson Cruz, Mariners

Outfield: Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, George Springer


The MLB All-Star Game is scheduled for July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami.

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Tags: Kansas City Royals, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Cubs, Nationals Dominate Latest NL All-Star Returns

Jun 13, 2017 9:07 AM

The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals continue to dominate National League All-Star voting returns.

Ryan Zimmerman (first base), Daniel Murphy (second) and Bryce Harper (outfield) would currently represent the Nationals in next month's starting lineup, while the Cubs have Kris Bryant (third) and Jason Heyward (third among outfielders).

Zack Cosart of the Cincinnati Reds surpassed the Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager for the lead at shortstop, while Buster Posey has a huge lead at catcher. Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies is second among outfielders, between Harper and Heyward in voting.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, All-Star, Misc Rumor