Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Mariano Rivera and the rest of the American
League pitching staff hung a three-hit shutout on the National League in a
brisk 3-0 victory in the 84th edition of the All-Star Game.
The crowd at Citi Field sat through a pitcher's duel Tuesday, with six AL
hurlers making perfect appearances, including Rivera, who tossed a flawless
eighth inning in his 13th and final Midsummer Classic.
White Sox left-hander Chris Sale breezed through two frames to earn the win,
while Jason Kipnis, Jose Bautista and J.J. Hardy each contributed an RBI in
The outcome ended the NL's three-game winning streak, gave the Junior Circuit
home-field advantage for the World Series and marked the first time the Senior
Circuit had been shut out since 1990.
Arizona's Patrick Corbin, one of a record 39 first-time participants, gave up
a run in the fourth inning to take the loss behind Matt Harvey, who got the
starting nod in front of the hometown Mets fans.
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