Five things we learned Tuesday: All hail Theo Epstein


The All-Star teams were announced, Chris Young allowed four home runs in 2 1/3 innings (giving him a mind-blowing 26 allowed in 60 innings this season), the New York Yankees pounded out 20 hits, and Zach Eflin won his first major league game for the Philadelphia Phillies with a 92-pitch complete game. Our top five:

1. Theo Epstein had a big day. What do you mean? Of the 17 All-Star starters announced on Tuesday, nine of them were acquired by Epstein — all five of the Chicago Cubs starters and all four from the Boston Red Sox. The list:

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