All Star Game 2007

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Mariners Lock in Ichiro for 5 More Years

All-Star MVP jumps to No. 5 on MLB salary list with $90M deal

(Newser) - Ichiro Suzuki is officially the highest-paid Mariner of all time. The 33-year-old Japanese import signed a 5-year extension worth $90 million this week and is now sewn up through 2012. Seattle worked hard to secure its leadoff man, who was a hot item with deep-pocketed clubs like the Yankees even... More »

All-Star TV Ratings Strike Out

Baseball viewers down 10% from last year

(Newser) - Television ratings for Major League Baseball's All-Star game this week dipped 10% under last year,  Bloomberg reports. The 8.4% rating is the second lowest for an All-Star game since 1967, even though the total number of viewers increased to 31.4 million from last year's 31.2 million. More »

Selig to Attend Bonds's 756th

Despite snub rumors, commish will be on hand when No. 25 outslugs Aaron

(Newser) - MLB Commissioner Bud Selig will be in the stands for slugger Barry Bonds's imminent coronation as all-time home run king, Sports Illustrated reports. It had been widely rumored that the commish might snub Bonds, who's now only four shy of Hank Aaron's 755 career record, in part because of the... More »

American League Scores 10th Straight All-Star Win

MVP Ichiro jump-starts 5-4 victory, Series edge

(Newser) - The American League won its 10th straight Midsummer Classic last night, besting the National League 5-4. The game, hosted by San Francisco at AT&T Park, was a slugging match: MVP Ichiro Suzuki chalked up the first in-the-parker in All-Star game history, and blasts from Carl Crawford and Victor Martinez... More »

Peavy, Haren All-Star Starters

San Diego ace is 9-3 with a 2.19 ERA; Haren has an AL-best 2.30.

(Newser) - It's officially California's All-Star Game: San Diego's Jake Peavy will take the mound for the NL tonight, while Jim Leyland has tapped Oakland's Dan Haren to start for his AL squad. Leyland, who passed over his own Justin Verlander, admits it came down to venue; the AL-manager wants to give... More »

Tigers Pounce on Sabathia

Detroit ousts All-Star lefty after only four innings; Verlander dominates in 12-3 win

(Newser) - The Tigers shelled baseball's winningest pitcher last night, earning 7 runs off Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia in only 4 innings. Justin Verlander was dominant for Detroit, fanning seven on their way to a 12-3 rout and his 10th win of the season. Homers from Gary Sheffield, Placido Polanco, and Carlos... More »

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