News

King Felix to start All-Star game

King Felix to start All-Star game

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Mike Carlson

RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle’s Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night’s All-Star game for the American League and of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

Hernandez, the first Venezuela pitcher to start for the All-Stars, is 11-2 with a 2.12 ERA. He is just the second Seattle pitcher to start an All-Star game following Randy Johnson in 1995 and 1997.

NL manager Mike Matheny of the Cardinals chose the ace of his own staff. Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA and three complete games in 19 starts. It will be the 11th All-Star start by a Cardinals pitcher.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Langhorne, Loyd lead Storm past Mystics

Fresh
Seattle Storm's Crystal Langhorne poses for a photo at the team's annual media day Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Seattle. The team opens against the Los Angeles Sparks May 16 in Seattle.

Crystal Langhorne scored 15 and Jewell Loyd had 18 points in Seattle's victory.

in Sports

Sunday Night Baseball on KPUG: Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in win over Dodgers

Fresh
Jake Arrieta

Arrieta became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball's third no-hitter in less than three weeks.

in Sports

Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry 18-11

Japan LLWS champs

Pennsylvania scored 10 times in the bottom of the first but Japan responded with seven runs in the second, four in the third inning and five in the sixth.

in Local Sports

Chargers accuse Frank Clark of attacking Philip Rivers

Frank Clark walks off the field after taking part in drills at Seattle Seahawks NFL football rookie minicamp Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Renton, Wash.

In the second quarter of Seattle's 16-15 win, Seahawks defensive lineman Jordan Hill took down Rivers for a 9-yard sack and Clark reportedly tried to punch Rivers in the subsequent pile.

in Sports

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open

sharapova

The U.S. Tennis Association says Maria Sharapova is pulling out of the U.S. Open on the eve of the tournament because of a leg injury. It's the second time in three years that the 2006 champion has withdrawn from the year's last Grand Slam event.