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The American League comes out victorious

This year’s MLB All-Star Game had some great story lines leading up to the first pitch. Amongst those story lines was Matt Harvey starting for the National League and Mariano Rivera celebrating his final All-Star Game appearance.

To be honest here though the game was relatively boring, but it did contain a few highlights. The first one of the night was an unfortunate one for Yankee fans as Matt Harvey’s fastball got away from him. This rogue fastball connected with Robinson Cano’s knee which resulted in him leaving the game.

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Other than that we saw a great throw from third by the Orioles’ Manny Machado, a clinical double play from Brandon Phillips, and we saw Prince Fielder grind out a triple.

The true highlight of the night was Mariano Rivera coming in to pitch in his final All-Star Game. Rivera came in to throw the 8th inning which he successfully got out all three batters he faced. Rivera would go on to be the All-Star Game MVP.

Unlike in other sports the All-Star Game does have some value behind it. Since the American League won whoever represents the American League in the World Series this year will have home field advantage.

– John McAuliffe (@John_Mac310)