■ Ian Kinsler (03) was once again edged out of the starting 2nd baseman role for the American League team in the MLB All-Star game. For the second straight year, his former Arizona State teammate Dustin Pedroia, now of the of Boston Red Sox, was voted in by the legions of "Red Sox Nation". Kinsler had been leading in the vote as of last Tuesday, but was passsed by Pedroia and edged out by 73,000 votes. Kinsler was not chosen as an AL reserve.
■ Closer Andrew Johnston (05) picked up the save as the North beat the South 2-1 in Thursday's Texas League All-Star Game. (modbee.com)
■ Missions starter Nathan Culp (04-06) worked through 6.0 innings, allowing two runs on eight hits. He did not walk a batter and tied his season high with four strikeouts. (Our Sports Central)