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Fountain Of Youth: Next Generation Of MLB Stars On Full Display At All-Star Game
Published July 16, 2013
ORIOLES, PIRATES SEEING RESURGENCE: In Baltimore, Dan Connolly writes the fact that Machado, 1B Chris Davis, SS J.J. Hardy, CF Adam Jones and P Chris Tillman were at the All-Star Game "together was what was significant for an Orioles team that had become accustomed to sending just one player nearly every year." Tillman said, "This is just awesome to see. I am happy for the fans. That's the most important thing, it's for Baltimore. Not Tillman or Jonesy or Davis. This is for the city of Baltimore." The Orioles "haven't had five players at an All-Star Game" since '97 (Baltimore SUN, 7/16). Meanwhile, MLB.com's Matthew Leach noted there is a "cadre of five Pirates at the All-Star Game, the most since" '72. That includes CF Andrew McCutchen, 3B Pedro Alvarez and Ps Jeff Locke, Jason Grilli and Mark Melancon. McCutchen said, "To have five representatives of the Pirates, we hadn't (even) had four in forever. ... It's great to be able to be a part of it and to be able to see it unfold. It's fun, just to see the transition from a few years ago to where we are now" (MLB.com, 7/15).