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Morning Mound Visit: AL wins All-Star Game again

Vlad Jr. won MVP; A’s ballpark plans; A tale of two pitchers

91st MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard Photo by Kyle Cooper/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images

Anthony Castrovince | MLB.com: For the eighth straight year, the American League defeated the National League in the All-Star Game. Shohei Ohtani pitched a perfect first inning, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. got the AL on the board with a massive homer.

John Shea | San Francisco Chronicle $: Rob Manfred spoke to reporters about the Athletics’ ballpark situation on Tuesday. According to the commissioner, the ‘Oakland process is at the end.’ In the next few months, Manfred expects to know whether the A’s are staying in Oakland.

Justin Choi | FanGraphs: Cristian Javier and Framber Valdez may pitch for the same team, but the two are diametrically opposed. Valdez refuses to allow fly balls, and Javier refuses to get ground balls.

Quick Hits

Mike Zunino took Taijuan Walker deep.

JT Realmuto took Gregory Soto deep.

Liam Hendriks didn’t know he was mic’d during the ninth inning.