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Midsummer Classic becomes high-heat showcase for hurlers

MLB All-Star Game

NEW YORK — Adam Jones swung right through the second straight pitch from Aroldis Chapman that topped 100 mph, then walked back to the American League dugout with a smile on his face.
“That was fun. First-pitch curveball? C’mon,” Jones said Tuesday night after the AL beat the National League in the All-Star game, 3-0.
“He throws a hundred miles an hour. He threw me two 101 mph and he threw me a first-pitch curveball. Respect.”
Facing Matt Harvey’s 98 mph fastball in a 10-pitch at-bat — another strikeout — in the second inning must’ve seen downright fair compared to ...


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