SPORTS

NL gets first taste of 21st century All-Star champagne

TAGs: baseball, MLB

The drought’s finally over. Bryan McCann’s three-run double in the seventh inning made sure the National League won a first all-star game since 1996 by a score of 3-1. Rays infielder Evan Longoria had given his conference the lead in the fifth as he scored off Robinson Cano’s sacrifice fly, and they threatened a rally in the ninth but it came to nothing as the NL celebrate home field advantage for the first time this century. The year of the pitcher was well and truly rammed down the throat of all those in the batters box as no homers were scored, and only a combined 13 hits. Read more.

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