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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

[1]NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera [2] pitched a perfect eighth inning in his final All-Star appearance, Jose Bautista [3], J.J. Hardy [4] and Jason Kipnis [5] 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 [6].

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 [7] that stopped the AL’s 17-inning scoreless streak. Hardy added a run-scoring grounder in the fifth against Cliff Lee [8] and Kipnis hit an RBI double in the eighth off Craig Kimbrel [9].

Source: Associated Press

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[1] Image: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/al-beats-nl-in-all-star-game-3-0/yankees_mariano_rivera_2013-5/

[2] Mariano Rivera: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/riverma01.shtml

[3] Jose Bautista: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bautijo02.shtml

[4] J.J. Hardy: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hardyjj01.shtml

[5] Jason Kipnis: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kipnija01.shtml

[6] Satchel Paige: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/paigesa01.shtml

[7] Patrick Corbin: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/corbipa01.shtml

[8] Cliff Lee: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/leecl02.shtml

[9] Craig Kimbrel: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kimbrcr01.shtml

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