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10 Biggest MLB First-Half Surprises

Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.

07/14/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.

07/14/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 23: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers rounds second base during the sixth inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park on May 23, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Tangers 7-2.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Kinsler To Replace Injured Martinez On All-Star Roster

Kinsler is now an All-Star for the fourth time and advances to the Midsummer Classic in his first year with the Tigers.

97.1 The Ticket–07/11/2014

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 15:  Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fifth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on June 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Porcello Not Voted Into All-Star Game

Porcello threw back-to-back complete-game shutouts, a remarkable achievement that vaulted him into contention for midseason honors.

CBS Detroit–07/10/2014

WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 21: Actress Kate Upton attends the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's 'The Other Woman' at Regency Village Theatre on April 21, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Kate Upton Lobbying For A Certain Major Leaguer’s Inclusion In The All-Star Game

Does Justin Verlander have competition for the title of Kate Upton’s favorite baseball player?

CBS Detroit–07/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - JULY 06: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park on July 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Porcello Hoping For All-Star Opportunity

With or without an All-Star invite, Porcello is developing into the pitcher many thought he could be.

CBS Detroit–07/07/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 22:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers gives Miguel Cabrera #24 a pat on the back after a 8-6 win over the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on April 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Cabrera hit a two-run home run to help the Tigers to a win. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Ausmus Downplays Risks Of Home Run Derby Participation

Brad Ausmus scoffs at the idea that the home run derby could cause a slugger to go into a slump.

97.1 The Ticket–07/03/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 14: Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Adam Jones #10 after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 14, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

All-Star Game Played Under Drug Cloud

Chris Davis knows power surges lead to suspicion in the 21st century. The debate has even trickled down to clubhouse banter

97.1 The Ticket–07/17/2013

American League All-Star Manager Jim Leyland looks on from the dugout during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens  borough of New York City. (Getty Images/Elsa)

Tigers Contribute Big In MLB All-Star Game

The Detroit Tigers brought six players to the All-Star Game Tuesday, the largest contingent of any team in the league. The group quickly justified the selections.

CBS Detroit–07/17/2013

American League All-Star Manager Jim Leyland looks on from the dugout during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens  borough of New York City. (Getty Images/Elsa)

Rivera Pitches A Perfect Eighth Inning In Final All-Star Game

American League manager Jim Leyland kept his promise.

97.1 The Ticket–07/16/2013

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