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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

All-Star blame: NL winless streak at 10

Last night's All-Star game was by no means the best that was ever played, but it did have an exciting finish as with two outs in the top of the 9th the American League batters hit a single, double then triple to score two runs that gave them the 3-2 victory over the National League.

Dodgers' fireballer Brad Penny tied Pedro Martinez from the 1999 All-Star game, striking out the side in order in the 1st inning...Unfortunately for your Uncle Buck the 3rd K was Big Papi David Ortiz.

Red Sox All-Stars Ortiz, who played 1st base, and Mark Loretta were 0-for-4 combined. Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon did not enter the game. In fact the only play a Red Sox player made all night was when A-Fraud fumbled a routine grounder (big surprise) at 3rd and Papi made a tough pick of E-Rod's crappy throw...

Astros Manager Phil Garner was getting the majority of the heat this morning for the loss. Video prior to the game showed Garner instructing his players that they had the green light all night on 3-0 counts and to steal whenever they wanted. Garner also failed to play 8 players and stayed with Trevor Hoffman to pitch to eventual MVP Michael Young after giving up a single to Paul Konerko then a double to Troy Glaus. Young proceeded to triple home the winning runs...

Despite all the talent the NL has had over the years, the last time they won an All-Star Game was 1996.

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