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The Starting Rotation – 7/12/11

Yesterday’s Big Story – Yankees 2B Robinson Cano outdueled Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez in thrilling fashion at the 2011 Home Run Derby.  Gonzalez tied a record by hitting 11 homers in the final round, but Cano came up clutch and set a new record by blasting 12 shots into the outfield seats at Chase Field to pick up his first Home Run Derby win.  (Disclaimer: Cano has hit 15 HR on the season.  Fellow 2B Danny Espinosa has hit 16 HR.  Go Nats!)

Yesterday’s Star – In a day where not much happened, the star would have to be the aforementioned Cano.  A shout out to yours truly, Next Year, D.C., as we set an all-time page views record for our blog thanks to japersrink.com!

Yesterday’s Fail – The National League team in the Home Run Derby.  Hand-picked by Milwaukee Brewers star Prince Fielder, they were outslugged in epic fashion by the American League team 76 to 19.  SEVENTY-SIX TO NINETEEN.  (This doesn’t include the tiebreakers round)

Yesterday in Washington – Honestly, NOTHING happened in Washington.

Today in Washington – The Washington Mystics take on the Seattle Storm at 3 PM.  Let’s go ladies!  Also, look out for the Nationals’ own Tyler Clippard in the All-Star Game tomorrow!  Go Clipp, shut ‘em down!

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