Jered Weaver scattered three hits over eight innings in his final start before heading to his third straight All-Star game, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 on Saturday night.
On Sunday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced its starting lineups, pitchers and reserves for the 83rd All-Star Game, to be held on July 10 at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium.
National League All-Star captain Matt Kemp will not play in the All-Star game in Kansas City unless he plays a game for the Dodgers before the All-Star break, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Dylan Hernandez (via Twitter).
Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp still is optimistic about playing in the All-Star game next month in Kansas City — as long as he’s sure he will be healthy for the stretch run with NL West-leading Los Angeles.
Baseball fans have voted for their favorite players to compete for the 2012 Home Run derby in Kansas City and clearly want to see a head-to-head match-up with Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton.
Matt Kemp is leading the National League in All-Star balloting after the first update given by Major League Baseball.
After further diagnosis, Neurologist Dr. Vern Williams, confirmed Wednesday that in addition to the nasal fracture, Kobe Bryant suffered a concussion in Sunday’s All-Star game.
Insisting he meant no harm, Dwyane Wade revealed Tuesday that he has apologized to Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant multiple times for a blood-drawing, nose-breaking foul during the All-Star game.
Baseball’s All-Star game has drawn a record-low rating for the second straight year.
Los Angeles Dodgers CF Matt Kemp will bat third for the National League at the All-Star game, as the NL looks for their second consecutive win over the American League — the AL had won the previous 13 games.
Los Angeles Angels closer Jordan Walden will replace Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees at the All-Star game.
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Prince Fielder says he’s selected teammate Rickie Weeks, Los Angeles’ Matt Kemp and St. Louis’ Matt Holliday to represent the National League in Monday night’s Home Run Derby.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are headed to the All-Star game together, and Derrick Rose gave the Chicago Bulls their first starter since Michael Jordan.
The public debate over the Arizona immigration crackdown spills over into Major League Baseball as activists demand the league change its plans for the 2011 All-Star game.