FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL – SATURDAY AT 4:00 PM ET
Leads Into All-Star Week with Phillies/Braves, White Sox/Twins & Dodgers/Padres
David Wells Sits Down With First Time All-Stars CJ Wilson & Rickie Weeks on FOXSport.com’s Cheap Seats
DIVISION RIVALS FACEOFF ON FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL – On the final weekend before the 82nd MLB All-Star Game airing Tuesday, July 12, (8:00 PM ET), the FOX SATURDAY BASEBALL GAME OF THE WEEK presents three intra-divisional matchups on Saturday, July 9 (4:00 PM ET). The city of Brotherly Love host a spectacular pitching matchup as Tommy Hanson and the Braves take on All-Star Cliff Lee and the Phillies. Coming off a terrific June in which he sported a spectacular stat line (5-0, 0.21 ERA), Lee looks to shut down a Braves attack that ranks 18th overall in runs scored. In Chicago, a pair of AL Central rivals battle as Paul Konerko and the White Sox host the Twins. Out west, the Padres hope Clayton Richard is up to the task of slowing down All-Star Matt Kemp and the Dodgers offense.
The MLB on FOX pregame originates live from the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, with host Chris Rose. Once game action begins, Rose joins Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Ken Rosenthal as a field reporter.
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Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Dayton, Denver, Fort Myers, Greensboro, Greenville, Hartford, Houston, Jacksonville, Knoxville, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Tulsa, Washington, West Palm Beach
Probable Pitchers: Tommy Hanson, RHP (10-4, 2.52 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee, LHP (9-6, 2.92 ERA)
Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox Dick Stockton & Mark Grace
U.S. Cellular Field – Chicago, IL
MARKETS INCLUDE: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis
Probable Pitchers: Brian Duensing, LHP (6-7, 4.25 ERA) vs. Mark Buehrle, LHP (6-5, 3.66 ERA)
San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver
Dodger Stadium– Los Angeles, CA
MARKETS INCLUDE: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego
Probable Pitchers: Clayton Richard, LHP (5-9, 3.88 ERA) vs. Rubby De La Rosa, RHP (3-4, 4.31 ERA)
MOROSI: IS PRESSURE OF 3K GETTING TO JETER? – FOXSports.com writer Jon Paul Morosi wonders if the pressure of reaching the 3,000-hit mark is getting to Yankees Captain Derek Jeter. “On the night he climbed within four hits of 3,000, Derek Jeter told us what was on his mind. He did it on his terms, because he is too smart to have done so otherwise,” writes Morosi. “He didn’t sound angry. He didn’t take it too far. He didn’t name names but by Jeter’s understated standards, it was stunning. The revealing question came from a reporter who asked, simply, whether Jeter is enjoying all of this. There was no need to explain what this meant. Jeter knew. This is the hype, the history, the attention, the reporters, the cameras — partially because of the coming milestone, but mostly because of who he is.”
To read Morosi’s full column, please visit. http://on-msn.com/n7xune
THE CHEAP SEATS WITH DAVID WELLS – Each Wednesday, former All-Star pitcher David Wells hosts The Cheap Seats with David Wells on FOXSports.com. This week, Wells interviews first time All-Stars CJ Wilson of the Rangers and Rickie Weeks of the Brewers.
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ROSENTHAL STANDS UP TO CANCER DURING ALL-STAR GAME – FOX Sports reporter and FOXSports.com senior MLB columnist Ken Rosenthal will be wearing a bow tie in support of “Stand Up To Cancer” during the 82nd MLB All-Star Game. SU2C, the official charity for MLB on FOX this season, utilizes resources from the film and media industry to support a new model of cancer research with the mission to fund groundbreaking, collaborative research to accelerate treatments to patients. Rosenthal has been rocking a bow tie every week this season in support of NFL player Dhani Jones’ Bow Tie Cause initiative. This Saturday he will wear a bow tie representing ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, during the San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers game. For more information on the Bow Tie Cause, visit www.bowtiecause.org.
BRITISH GRAND PRIX AIRS ON FOX – On Sunday, July 10 (12:00 PM ET), the British Grand Prix airs on FOX from Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, England. Over 120,000 fans are expected as everyone on the Formula One circuit chases Sebastian Vettel. The German driver holds a commanding 77-point lead on his competitors, having won six of the eight races and been runner-up in the other two.
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