MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL COMMISSIONER BUD SELIG
The American League barely avoided another fiasco in the longest game in All Star history. The A.L. beat the National League 4-3 in 15 innings with a Michael Young sacrifice fly. It took them 4 hours and 50 minutes to do it.
The A.L. won its 11th straight decision but the game was uncomfortably close to repeating the 2002 travesty where both sides ran out of pitchers. American League manager Terry Francona of the Boston Red Sox was forced to use all of his players including Tampa Bay pitcher Scott Kazmir who pitched on Sunday. Kazmir was the American league’s winning pitcher.
JUSTIN MORNEAU SCORES THE WINNING RUN FOR THE A.L. IN THE 15TH INNING
Tags: 2008 MLB All Star Game