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UPDATE: The American League is now up 3-0 heading into the bottom of the eighth

Jul 16, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

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10:52 PM: It’s now 3-0 in the bottom of the eighth, as the AL strung some hits off Craig Kimbrel, capped by Jason Kipnis‘ two out double scoring Sal Perez.

And a surprise? Mariano Rivera comes into the game in the bottom of the eighth, not the ninth. Interesting choice.

9:41 PM: The AL extends its lead, going up 2-0 after an Adam Jones double, a Joe Mauer single and J.J. Hardy hitting into a fielder’s choice which scored Jones.  Oh, and a fan ran onto the field in the top of the fifth and was body slammed by a security guard right behind second base. Hope he enjoys jail tonight.

9:26 PM: Apart from the Robinson Cano HBP it had been all pitching until the top of the fourth, but then the AL drew first blood.

With Patrick Corbin on in relief of Clayton Kershaw, Miguel Cabrera doubled to right center. Then Chris Davis singled moving Cabrera to third. Jose Bautista then flew to center, deep enough to score Cabrera. Corbin got out of the inning after inducing a David Ortiz double play and we stand at 1-0 entering the bottom of the fourth.

Fun part about Cabrera’s double: just one pitch before he hit it Corbin fooled him so badly on a pitch Cabrera’s bat flew out of his hands and into the stands.  The man adjusts quickly.

  1. goskinsvt - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    It’s 1-0. C’mon dude.

  2. uyf1950 - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    “The American League strikes first: leads the NL 2-0 after three and a half”. Amazing that the scoreboard shows the 1-0 in the bottom of the 4th.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:34 PM

      I assume that Craig is predicting the future with that headline.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      The AL fixed that little problem. Craig can now go back to his original headline.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM

        Playing to the score.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:52 PM

        Having been ahead of himself once, Craig is a tad late in updating the score to 3 to 0.

  3. natsattack - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    Looks to be 1-0 to me.

  4. jayscarpa - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Hey, it’s 2-0!

  5. klownboy - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Who do y’all think will make a push after the All-Star break? I have the Orioles and Dodgers stepping it up in the race for their division crowns.
    http://wp.me/p1gCK6-FZ

  6. hotkarlsandwich - Jul 16, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    “Gray’s Sports Almanac”

  7. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    “yawn”

  8. historiophiliac - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    Holy hell. Did McCarver just read the lyrics to Enter Sandman? Where’s Cashman when you need him?

  9. historiophiliac - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Awww, Prince ran up to give Mo the ball on the last out.

  10. thepunkyqb - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    ‘heading’ into the bottom of the 9th

  11. thepunkyqb - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    err…I meant 8th.

  12. braddavery - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    “And a surprise? Mariano Rivera comes into the game in the bottom of the eighth, not the ninth. Interesting choice.”

    We all know how great Leyland is when it comes to handling the closer position…

  13. pens5829 - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    BORING! What a joke MLB has become. To give home field advantage in the WS based on the allstar game is a complete joke.

    • 18thstreet - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      Why are you here?

  14. papacrick - Jul 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    What a great souvenir for the little fella that caught Miggy’s bat in the stands. It would be different if it was Hamilton, who deposits 25 a year into the bleachers, but I’ve never seen Miguel do it even once. Then you factor in that its the AS game and you have an all time great in the middle of what may end up a historic season and that equals a lifetime memory and a very expensive piece of memorabilia. Congrats kid!

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