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Rivera Perfect, AL Beats NL 3-0 In All-Star Game
Posted By Blake Bass On July 16, 2013 @ 11:28 PM In Florida News,MLB | No Comments
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera  pitched a perfect eighth inning in his final All-Star appearance, Jose Bautista , J.J. Hardy  and Jason Kipnis  drove in runs to back a night of pulsating pitching, and the American League beat the National League 3-0 Tuesday night to stop a three-year losing streak.
Ten pitchers combined a three-hitter and the 43-year-old Rivera, who is retiring at the end of the season, remained unscored on in nine All-Star innings. The only older pitcher to appear in an All-Star game was 47-year-old Satchel Paige .
Rivera was left alone on the field for a 90-second standing ovation, waving his cap to the crowd and touching it to his heart as the other All-Stars watched from the dugout railing and applauded.
Bautista had a sacrifice fly in the fourth off Patrick Corbin  that stopped the AL’s 17-inning scoreless streak. Hardy added a run-scoring grounder in the fifth against Cliff Lee  and Kipnis hit an RBI double in the eighth off Craig Kimbrel .
Source: Associated PressRivera Perfect, AL Beats NL 3-0 In All-Star Game by Blake Bass
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 Mariano Rivera: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/riverma01.shtml
 Jose Bautista: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bautijo02.shtml
 J.J. Hardy: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hardyjj01.shtml
 Jason Kipnis: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kipnija01.shtml
 Satchel Paige: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/paigesa01.shtml
 Patrick Corbin: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/corbipa01.shtml
 Cliff Lee: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leecl02.shtml
 Craig Kimbrel: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kimbrcr01.shtml
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