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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 14, 2015

Astros Crawfish Boil: July 14, 2015

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The home run derby is sadly over:

Reds' Todd Frazier wins 2015 Home Run Derby |
Frazier captured the title in dramatic fashion in front of an adoring hometown crowd by besting Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson, 15-14, in the final round. Here is a complete recap of how the night unfolded.

Dulles standout Ron Washington Jr. shines in high school home run derby - Ultimate Astros
Washington hit 12 home runs to tie Toronto’s Andrew Yerzy in the High School Derby, which was held between rounds of Gillette Home Run Derby as part of the 86th annual All-Star Game festivities.

So, we turn our attention to the All-Star Game:

2015 All-Star Game Interactive Roster | Events
If you have only been focused on the resurgent Astros this year, here is an interactive roster that will allow you to get caught up on the rest of the All-Star rosters.

Baseball's 86th Midsummer Classic Streaming From Cincinnati

Watch the 86th Major League Baseball All-Star Game live online Tuesday, as the American League and National League battle for World Series home field advantage.

Where the kids are taking over:

The Kids Are Taking Over Baseball - WSJ
Major League Baseball is skewing younger. As Tuesday’s All-Star Game will show, many of today’s stars are 25 and younger—a result, for better or worse, of the growth of travel baseball at the youth level.

MLB All-Star Game will show the sport has gotten younger — and better - The Washington Post
Baseball’s current generation of young stars brings a new level of excitement that will be on full display at the Midsummer Classic.

But don't forget the old guys - US News
Not done yet: Burnett, Pujols and Teixeira bring experience to youthful All-Star Game

The lineups are set:

American League lineup |
Yost stacks power with Trout atop AL lineup

National League All-Star lineup |
Bruce Bochy also goes with his CF at the top with Andrew McCutchen leading off.

Jose Altuve to bat in No. 8 spot for AL All-Stars - Ultimate Astros
Altuve grateful and happy to have received the fan support will start and bat 8th in the 86th All-Star Game tonight.

The starting pitchers have been chosen:

Greinke to Start All-Star Game for NL, Keuchel for AL - ABC News
Greinke and Keuchel set to kick things off.

Why Royals manager Ned Yost chose pitcher Dallas Keuchel to start the All-Star Game | The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star

On June 30 at Minute Maid Park, Royals manager Ned Yost received a front-row seat for the mastery of Houston starter Dallas Keuchel. Yost expected Keuchel to be an All-Star, and he knew the pitcher deserved consideration to start Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.

Astros pitching coach Brent Strom on working with Dallas Keuchel - Ultimate Astros
Dallas Keuchel is the first All-Star that Brent Strom has had in his major league career as pitching coach, which includes two stints with the Astros (1996, 2014-15) and one with the Royals (2000-01).

Now if only mother nature would just cooperate:

All-Star Game Faces Tough Pitch From Mother Nature
Forecasts are bleak for Cincinnati, as severe weather threatens to cancel the All-Star game for the first time since World War II.