- American League 4, National League 3 (15 innings): The score may be different, but the outcome of the 2008 version of the Midsummer Classic ended in the same way as the previous 11 games - with an American League victory.
Leading up to the 79th All-Star Game, there were plenty of mentions about the final All-Star game at Yankee Stadium and plenty of reminiscing as well, but lost was the fact that one league would walk away with home field advantage in the World Series. It was a game that seemed like it would never end. Each All-Star team had its chance, and each team blew it. From one run leads, to bases loaded situations over and over, it didn't end until Wednesday morning when Michael Young (Rangers) drove in Justin Mourneau (Twins) with a bases loaded sacrifice fly off Brad Lidge (Phillies) to win the game, 4 hours and 50 minutes after the game started on Tuesday. Scott Kazmir (Rays) pitched one inning for the win.
In the seesaw battle, the NL had leads of 1-0 (5th inning), 2-0 (6th), and 3-2 (8th), but the AL was able to tie it in the 7th inning at 2 and again in the 8th inning at 3-3. In the end, with no pitchers left in either bullpen, the 79th All-Star Game went to the American League in the 15th inning.
The NL almost gave the game away in the 10th inning when Dan Uggla (Marlins) committed two errors in a row, forcing Aaron Cook (Rockies) to walk the bases loaded and work for three almost improbable ground outs. Cook nearly got the loss again in the 11th when Michael Young hit a single to the outfield, but was saved by Nate McLouth's (Pirates) throw home, which beat Dioner Navarro (Rays). For good measure, Uggla added another error in the 13th inning.
Players from the Mets and Yankees were generally less than successful. David Wright entered the game in the 8th inning as the Designated Hitter and went 1-3 with two strikeouts and a walk. Billy Wagner also entered the game in the 8th inning, with the NL up 3-2. With two outs and nobody on base, Wagner gave up a single and then a run scoring double, blowing the save. Derek Jeter was 1-3 with an infield single and a stolen base. Alex Rodriguez was 0-2 with a strikeout. Mariano Rivera pitched 1 2/3 innings and allowed two hits while picking up two K's.
- Liberty 77, Sun 71: The Liberty won their 2nd straight game as Lisa Willis led New York with a career-high 18 points. The Sun have lost 4 in a row.
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