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All Star Game Recap

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jul 12, 2006 4:17PM


Should the White Sox again find themselves in the World Series this October -- and why shouldn't they? -- they now know they'll have home field advantage, on account of the American League's 3-2 victory in last night's All Star Game. It didn't look quite so promising for a while, however.

The AL remained down 2-1 entering the 9th inning. Paul Konerko started the rally with a two-out single, before being replaced with a pinch runner. The Blue Jays' Troy Glaus hit a ground-rule double. Both base runners scored when the Rangers' Michael Young hit a triple. The NL was unable to score in the bottom of the 9th, giving the American League the win -- again. They are now 9-0-1 in All Star Games dating back to 1997.

Second Form of ID, Please?
White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle didn't join the rest of the team's players on their Sunday charter because his wife was having minor surgery Monday morning. Arriving in Pittsburgh Monday evening, he had a taxi take him directly to PNC Park. When trying to enter the park during the Home Run Derby, he was refused entry because he hadn't yet received his credentials. He showed his drivers license, but security wouldn't budge. Then, as Buerhle explained, ''I showed them the ring and said, 'This is all I got. 'I don't usually use it to get into places, but I didn't have anything else...." Security then let him into the park.

No Zambrano?
Prior to the All Star Game, word was that the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano would pitch two innings during the game. But he ended up not pitching at all, because he got injured during practice. In a freak accident, he was hit in his pitching arm by a fungo bat swung by White Sox 3rd Base Coach Joey Cora. While x-rays were negative, Zambrano will undergo further examination in Chicago today and might be headed to the Disabled List. That's becomming a pretty popular place for Cubs starters, isn't it?

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