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U.S. half of the sixth

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World pitchers continue to hold the U.S. batters in check. Franklin Morales opened the inning after finishing the fifth, and he struck out Matt Tolbert and Jay Bruce and walked […]

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World half of the sixth

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Righthander Clay Buchholz gave up a leadoff home run to Joey Votto, but otherwise looked impressive. Votto hit Buchholz’ second pitch out to left field, followed by Max Ramirez striking […]

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Upton Hits No-Doubter

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After White Sox righthander Fautino De Los Santos struck out Jacoby Ellsbury on three pitches to start the bottom of the third inning–two 93-94 mph fastballs and finishing him off […]

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World half of the third

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The top of the World order again proved potent, scoring a run off U.S. righthander Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain touched 100 mph with one of his fastballs, at least according to […]

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World half of the second

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Chuck Lofgren worked a shutout inning, throwing his fastball consistently at 91-92 mph and using his offspeed stuff much more than the usual Futures Game pitcher. German Duran flied out […]

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World half of the first

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Jeff Niemann started for the United States and threw consistently at 95-97 mph, according to the stadium radar gun. Michael Saunders reached on an error by Chris Coghlan. He stole […]

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Play Ball

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SAN FRANCISCO–We’re just about ready to get under way here. The stands in front of the press box features a veritable who’s-who of baseball scouts and executives. In just the […]

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Surprise Saudi

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When Padres infielder Craig Stansberry found out he was selected to this year’s Futures Game, he was understandably excited. But when he realized he’d be representing Saudi Arabia, his reaction […]

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Niemann vs. Vanden Hurk

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SAN FRANCISCO–Your starters today are righthander Jeff Niemann (Devil Rays) against righthander Rick Vanden Hurk (Marlins). Vanden Hurk has been up and down with the big league club this season, […]

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Media Will Eat Itself

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SAN FRANCISCO–In these days of round-the-clock coverage, it’s no wonder media members frequently find themselves interviewing each other. That’s even the case here at the Futures Game, where the media […]

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