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Elizabeth Baugh ESPN Editor 

Proof that it's not all glitz and glamour for an All-Star... sometimes you have to cram into a freight elevator with your entire team.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Fathers Day in July: Bryce Harper confirmed that his dad will, in fact, be his Home Run Derby pitcher tonight. His advice for his pops? "Throw strikes."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Jacob deGrom says he's enjoyed his time as a Met and "would love to play here for a long time," when asked about comments his agent, Brodie van Wagenen, made to The Athletic. According to his agent, deGrom is interested in staying in Queens, but "if the Mets don't share [the] same interest, we believe their best course of action is to seriously consider trade opportunities now."

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yadi Molina tells me in Spanish "he'd welcome the opportunity" if he had a chance to a be "player-manager" during his last contract year with the Cards, which is 2020. "I'm focused on our season right now but I wouldn't discard it"

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"Right now I can't say that's something I'll do 100 percent, but I do get the opportunity to be a major league manager one day" -Yadi Molina

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout will bat third and play center field for the American League; Matt Kemp will bat fifth and play left field for the National League.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here are your AL and NL All-Star lineups!

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Lifelong Yankees fan Todd Plourde won the right to name his son "Bryce" after beating his wife at mini golf (she wanted "Avery"). Six years later, the Wallingford, CT resident - who made the six-hour drive to DC to take in the All-Star festivities with his boy - isn't spooked by his favorite player's first-half slump. "Oh my god yeah," says Plourde when asked if he'd like to see Bryce Harper sign with New York this winter. "Yankee Stadium is built for him. He'll hit 60 home runs there. Just gotta find a position for him. I'd put him at first base."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

The American League All-Star Game starting lineup, with Red Sox ace Chris Sale on the mound, is pretty, pretty, pretty good.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats ace Max Scherzer on being named the NL starter for Tuesday's All-Star Game at his home park in DC: "Just a dream come true." Teammate Bryce Harper will bat sixth and play...centerfield.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Hall of Famer Dave Winfield is now on stage at All-Star FanFest, giving tips to youngsters about how to throw a baseball. The gist: Start throwing a ball, just off a wall somewhere, early and often. And don't try to throw hard — yet.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Before tonight's (non-virtual) Home Run Derby in D.C., Major League Baseball will crown its first-ever Home Run Derby VR champion during the All-Star Game FanFest. Fans have stepped into the box over the past three days, and today at 2 p.m. the top 32 qualifiers will vie for the title in an event that will be streamed live on several platforms, including YouTube and Twitch. We got an inside look at how the game works — mixing in a little friendly competition of our own for some extra spice.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw, on the Dodgers going from 10 under to 10 up and quickly building some depth in their starting rotation ...

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his first half after he earned his 12th win on Sunday. He has a nifty 2.58 ERA at the break.

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