With two out in the second inning, David Wright gets a broken bat single and starts a rally that would see the National League score three runs, taking the lead over the American League. Wright also scored the NL’s first run of the game.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Wright strikes out on a wicked slider from Zack Greinke. That’ll probably be it for Wright in this game. Yup, Wright’s out and Washington Nationals third baseman and Wright’s friend Ryan Zimmerman takes over.
Francisco Rodriguez is in the game in the top of the ninth to try to keep it a one-run game. He gets the first out on a ground ball. K-Rod strikes out Carl Crawford. Justin Morneau flies out to Jayson Werth on a catch near the wall. K-Rod retires the side in order.
Game over. The American League wins its 13th straight All-Star Game, 4-3. Once again, Mariano Rivera closes it out. The Mets management had asked that Johan Santana not pitch in the game, and they got their wish. It would’ve been nice to have seen him in the game, if not for one batter. Perhaps if he was in the game instead of game loser Heath Bell, the National League would’ve had a better chance. Now we’ll never know.
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