Final in 15
National League 3
(0-1, 0-1 away)
American League 4
(1-0, 1-0 home)
8:00 PM ET, July 15, 2008
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball's All-Stars came to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium -- and what a long, long goodbye it was.In a game that started Tuesday night and faded well into Wednesday, Justin Morneau slid home just in time on Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the 15th inning, giving the American League a 4-3 victory that extended its unbeaten streak to 12.
Beantown WinnersJ.D. Drew's two-run seventh-inning jack off Edinson Volquez helped earn the All-Star rookie the MVP award, just the fourth Red Sox All-Star to be named MVP.
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Home Sweet Home
So who benefits the most from the American League's victory in the All-Star Game? Of the four current AL playoff teams, only the Angels have a winning record on the road. These four teams are a combined 130-58 (.691 win pct).
|Home W-L||Road W-L|
Plenty of All-Star records were either broken or tied in Tuesday's marathon. Among them:
|Longest game time||Set, 4 hours, 50 minutes|
|Longest game innings||Tied, 15 innings|
|Left on base||Set, AL 34|
|SB by team||Tied, AL 6|
|Errors by player||Set, Dan Uggla 3|
The previous longest game by time was 1967, which took 3:41. ... Drew became the 15th player to homer in his first All-Star at-bat, the first since the Mets' David Wright two years ago. ... Zambrano started Manny Ramirez with a playful breaking ball over his head in the fourth. ... There were an AL record-tying six steals and a record seven overall. ... The NL was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position, the AL 3-for-22. ... The Hall of Fame collected two souvenirs -- Rivera's jersey and dirt from the pitcher's mound.
|NLS||5th||M Holliday homered to right field.||1||0|
|NLS||6th||L Berkman hit sacrifice fly to center, H Ramirez scored.||2||0|
|ALS||7th||J Drew homered to right, J Morneau scored.||2||2|
|NLS||8th||A Gonzalez hit sacrifice fly to left, M Tejada scored.||3||2|
|ALS||8th||E Longoria doubled to left field, G Sizemore scored.||3||3|
|ALS||15th||M Young hit sacrifice fly to right, J Morneau scored.||3||4|
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|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY|
|Weather||82 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Ed Rapuano, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Mark Wegner|