Anibal Sanchez of the Detroit Tigers came within two outs of throwing the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season, striking out 12 and settling for a one-hitter in a 6-0 defeat of the visiting Minnesota Twins.
Joe Mauer and Albert Pujols topped fan voting for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game while rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals was left off the National League roster.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter replica jerseys led Major League Baseball in sales last season, followed by Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay .
Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees and David Wright of the New York Mets are among 27 Major League Baseball players on the U.S. team for this year’s World Baseball Classic.
The New York Yankees fell out of first place in the American League East for the first time since June 20 as they lost their third straight game and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4.
The New York Yankees left pitchers Javier Vazquez and Ivan Nova off the roster for their first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Twins.
Josh Hamilton is among three Texas Rangers named to the American League’s starting lineup for the 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game after receiving a record 11.1 million votes in fan balloting.