10 February 2008

National League takes All-Star Game, 8-2

In the 7th annual Mid-Summer Classic(although the first that has been actually simmed in Capra), the Senior Circuit coasted to an 8-2 victory over the American League in a game held last week.

With Brett Tracy on the disabled list due to a sore shoulder, Atlanta's James Bush got the nod for the NL while Ottawa's Dennys Yamakazi led the way for the AL. Both pitchers lasted two innings and each allowed a solo home run in the 2nd, with Fargo's Harry Pascual going yard against Yamakazi and Boston's Diego Santana crushing a ball over the left-center wall to even things up.

However, the NL offense pushed ahead in the third, led by Walt Cashman and Kip White run-scoring singles, followed by Charles Jones putting the brakes on the AL offense for the next three scoreless innings. St. Louis' Hong-Gu Hyun put the game on ice with a grand slam to dead center field in the 4th. Each side pushed across lone runs in the 7th and 8th innings, but the AL managed to squeak out only three hits from the third inning on. Hyun won player of the game honors, Jones got the win, and the National League walked away with bragging rights for now.

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