Your Five Things For July 16th: Trout, Cabrera Lead AL All-Stars To Win
1. AL Beats NL For Home Field Advantage
With home field advantage at stake for this years World Series, the AL team pounced early as they downed the NL team 5-3. Miguel Cabrera hit a home run as part of the 3 run first inning and Max Scherzer pitched a scoreless 5th inning earning 2 strikeouts and the win. Ian Kinsler went 0-1 with 1 strikeout. Now that the All-Star game is over, the players will go back to their teams. The Tigers take on the Indians starting this weekend at Comerica Park. First game will be on Friday.
2. Dwayne Wade Signs Extension To Stay With Heat
Dwayne Wade tweeted yesterday afternoon that, "Home is where the heart is...". The contract deal which will be about $15 Million and 4 years is a slight pay cut for Wade. With Chris Bosh receiving a max contract of $118 Million and the signing of Luol Deng, Chris Anderson and Mario Chalmers, the pay cut was bound to happen. Wade only played 54 regular-season games as he was plagued with a knee injury.
3. Saints and Jimmy Graham Agrees To A Contract
With a few hours left, the Saints and Jimmy Graham have agreed to a contract. Jimmy agreed to a contract over $20 million with Graham making $13 Million this year. The $13 million this year will help him avoid the franchise tag in 2015. Jimmy Graham tweeted the announcement early yesterday.
4. Is Miguel Cabrera Really Healthy?
In a USA Today report, Miguel Cabrera was quoted saying,"There are times when I feel good, but there are always muscles that are tightening, muscles that are not functioning properly". Now Cabrera's numbers are much lower than last year, but he is still producing with 14 home runs and a .306 average.
5. Donald Sterling Case May Go On Until Start Of The NBA Season
According to commissioner Adam Silver, Donald Sterling may still be the Clippers owner after the NBA Board of Governors Meeting yesterday. Originally, the NBA sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was supposed to be voted on Tuesday but, because of the Sterling case, this has been pushed back. Read more about commissioner Adam Silvers comments here.