AL Beats NL In 84th All-Star Game
Published on July 17 2013 6:08 am
Last Updated on July 17 2013 8:21 am
Written by Millie Lange
(Flushing, NY) -- The American League defeated the National League 3-0 in the 84th annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York. Ten pitchers combined for a three-hitter as the AL snapped a three-game losing streak to the NL. Angels outfielder Mike Trout says he was happy they were able to get the victory for the American League.
The Junior Circuit will have home field advantage in the World Series. Toronto's Jose Bautista, Baltimore's J.J. Hardy and Cleveland's Jason Kipnis drove in a run each for the AL, which improved to 39-43-2 all-time in the Midsummer Classic. White Sox pitcher Chris Sale tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the win. Texas' Joe Nathan closed it out for the save. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who is retiring after this season, pitched a perfect eighth to earn MVP in his final All-Star appearance. Rivera says he'll never forget this experience.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano left in the first inning with a right quadriceps contusion after being hit by Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, who got the start and tossed two scoreless innings. Arizona's Patrick Corbin suffered the loss. Next year's Midsummer Classic will be played at Minnesota's Target Field.
Yankees' Rivera Named ASG MVP
(Flushing, NY) -- New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is the MVP of the 84th annual MLB All-Star Game. Rivera, who is retiring at the end of the season, tossed a scoreless eighth inning in the American League's 3-0 win over the National League at Citi Field in New York. He is the first Yankee to win the award since Derek Jeter in 2000.
Baseball's Second Half Starts Friday
With the All-Star Game in the rear-view mirror, baseball's second half is set to get underway Friday. The Cubs will be on the road to start a 10-game road trip in Colorado against the Rockies. The Northsiders are 42-51 on the year and in fourth place in the NL Central. The White Sox will open the second half against the Atlanta Braves for the start of a 10-game homestand. The White Sox are 37-55 and in the cellar of the AL Central.
Four Cardinals get into All-Star Game
(Queens, NY) -- Four of the six Cardinals All-Stars got into the All-Star Game Tuesday at Citi Field. Carlos Beltran was the only one of four position players to get a hit in the American League's 3-0 win over the National League. Closer Edward Mujica and starte Adam Wainwright didn't pitch. Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina went hitless.
Union Expects Biogenesis Suspensions To Be Served Next Season
(Flushing, NY) -- The MLB Players' Association believes any suspensions related to Biogenesis won't be served until 2014. Union head Michael Weiner says he expects the league to present its findings within the next month but, due to appeals, players likely won't begin serving any penalties until next season. Commissioner Bud Selig has refused to put a timeline on any announcement.
Replay Expansion Expected In 2014
(Flushing, NY) -- Major League Baseball is getting set to expand its use of instant replay. Executive vice president Joe Torre says the league is pretty confident it will be in place for the start of next season. MLB has had replay for home runs since 2008, but is looking to add replay for fair and foul calls down the lines, as well as trapped balls in the outfield.
Tuesday, July 16 Scoreboard
MLB All-Star Game
American League All-Stars 3, National League All-Stars 0 (at Flushing, NY)
Wednesday, July 17 Schedule
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