Mike Trout homers in the first inning and collects the MVP award, and the American League tops the National League 6-3 to win the All-Star Game.

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Mike Trout on leadoff HR in first inning

"I just tried not to do too much. ... Got two strikes, calmed me down a little bit. I was little amped up the first two pitches. And just put a good swing on it, and it went over the fence."

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Home Run Derby by the numbers

Who are the six players to go homerless since 2000? Who has hit the most homers in the event's history? Most titles? You will be so much smarter after watching this.

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Home Run Derby by-the-numbers

Who are the six players to go homer-less since 2000? Who has hit the most homers in the event's history? Most titles? You will be so much smarter after watching this.

Chris Sale 'definitely' pitching in ASG

Ned Yost told Mike & Mike he spoke with White Sox manager Robin Ventura to address Ventura's concerns: "I'm going to pitch [Sale]. I have talked to Robin. But he's definitely going to pitch in the game."

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Current All-Star format needs tweaking (0:53)
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Ray Fosse, Pete Rose and Marion, Ill.

When Pete Rose collided with Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star Game, no one expected the two men's lives to intersect again in the southern Illinois town of Marion.

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ESPN's American League All-Stars

Who deserves a spot on the American League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.

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American League All-Star voting

Check out the leading American League vote-getters for the 86th All-Star Game on July 14 in Cincinnati.

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381dJerry Crasnick

Crasnick: Did Wainwright groove pitches?

Whether Adam Wainwright grooved a pitch to Derek Jeter or not, it gets to the problem of what the All-Star Game is really for and if it should "count," Jerry Crasnick writes.

Miguel Cabrera 2-run homer, Mike Trout RBI triple in 1st inning, giving AL 3-0 lead over NL in ASG Follow Live

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Crasnick: Captains name HR Derby picks

With Giancarlo Stanton, Yasiel Puig and Yoenis Cespedes in the mix, the Home Run Derby selections made by the two captains provide plenty of pop.

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AL limits NL to 3 hits in All-Star Game win

Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect eighth inning in his final All-Star appearance, Jose Bautista, J.J. Hardy and Jason Kipnis drove in runs to back a night of pulsating pitching, and the American League beat the National League 3-0 on Tuesday night.

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760dJim Caple

Caple: Make All-Star voting more American!

Our man is shocked -- shocked! -- to find that All-Star Game ballot boxes are being stuffed. This can't be what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they established our democracy.

912dKeith Law

Law: Ranking the farm systems

Keith Law ranks MLB teams based on their farm systems, with the St. Louis Cardinals coming out on top.

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Law: Top 50 MLB free agents, 31-50

Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents for the class of 2012-13, looking at the second tier of names, including Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan.

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Law: Top 50 MLB free agents, 11-30

Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents for the class of 2012-13, looking at the second tier of names, including Melky Cabrera and Angel Pagan.