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Mariners notebook: Cruz voted as AL’s starting DH in All-Star Game

Mariners notebook: Cruz voted as AL’s starting DH in All-Star Game

OAKLAND, Calif. — The votes are in, all counted, and Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz is heading back to the All-Star Game as the American League’s starting designated hitter for the second straight year. “I guess the Seattle people, they did the job,” Cruz said. “I have to thank the whole organization. The public-relations department did a really amazing job. “And the people from the Dominican, I know they’re always behind me. It’s just a blessing.” Cruz beat two-time former Mariner Kendrys Morales, now with Kansas City, in results announced Sunday afternoon by Major...

Mariners’ DH Nelson Cruz regains lead in AL All-Star balloting

SAN DIEGO — Some good news for the Seattle Mariners: Nelson Cruz is again positioned for duty as the American League’s starting designated hitter in the All-Star Game with a few days left in online voting. Cruz surged ahead of Kansas City’s Kendrys Morales by 204,905 votes in the latest balloting update released Monday by Major League Baseball. That represents a swing of 491,014 votes in Cruz’s favor over the last week. All voting this season, for the first time, is being conducted online at www.mlb.com and the 30 club websites, including www.mariners.com. Voting continues through...
Topeka Capital-Journal Jun 20, 2015

Birthday bash: Morales homers on special day in Royals' 7-4 win over Red Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off Rick Porcello (4-8). It was his third career homer on his birthday. The Red Sox lost third baseman Pablo Sandoval (sprained left ankle) and catcher Blake Swihart (sprained left foot) to injuries and designated hitter David Ortiz was ejected in the seventh inning by home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman. read more

Hughes made mistake to Morales

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says his start Monday was better than his past two, but he regrets his 3-1 mistake to Kendrys Morales, a 430-foot home run.

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