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SnakeBytes, 7/11: Home Advantage Edition

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So, the biggest margin of victory in an All-Star Game since 1983, and the biggest shutout since 1946. Good job for Justin Verlander that it's only a meaningless exhibition game with no impor... Oh, hang on: it means we get home-field advantage in the World Series! Woo-hoo! Of course, we still have to get to the World Series, mind you, but that's a given, right?


  • [] Wade Miley's All-Star experience a winning one - Miley threw only 11 pitches, but they are 11 pitches he will never forget -- for many reasons. "I was scared there for a second when I had that ball hit right back in my face, but that's what you get when you leave a breaking ball over the plate at 1-2, especially if Joe Mauer is hitting," he said with a smile.
  • [AP] All-Star game quickly turns into NL romp - "Verlander threw six straight balls during consecutive two-out walks to Carlos Beltran and Buster Posey. Wearing shiny gold-and-orange spikes for the occasion, Sandoval sent a drive off the base of the wall in the right-field corner for a 4-0 lead."
  • [AP] Bryce Harper has forgettable All-Star debut - "Bryce Harper finally acted his age at the All-Star game. The 19-year-old Washington Nationals phenom lost a fly ball in the lights and got hung up between second and third Tuesday night during the NL's 8-0 victory over the American League. At the plate, he was 0 for 1 with a strikeout and a walk."

Team News [not including all the Justin Upton rumors and rumors of rumors, which we'll get to later this afternoon...]

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