Sheets pitches two scoreless at All-Star game
It didn't end until 12:30 this morning, but the National League lost its sixth straight All-Star Game, 4-3 in 15 innings at Yankee Stadium.
Michael Young of Texas flied out to right and Corey Hart's throw to the plate was too far left, allowing Justin Morneau of Minnesota to tag from third base and score the game-winner.
Hart was one of three Milwaukee Brewers on the National League squad and they all got lots of playing time.
Hart entered the game in the sixth inning went 0-3, the same line as Brewers' starting left fielder Ryan Braun.
National League starter Ben Sheets threw two scoreless innings and struck out three, but he left two runners in scoring position after both stole second on him.
Still, Sheets said he felt good and all he cared about was that nobody scored on him.
Braun said it was disappointing to lose, but he had fun and enjoyed it.
Boston's J.D. Drew was the game's MVP.
The American League extended its unbeaten streak to 12 games, including the infamous 7-7 tie in 2002 at Milwaukee's Miller Park and once again, the A-L will have home-field advantage in this fall's World Series.
The Brewers are off for two more days. They won't play until Friday night at San Francisco.
Yount, Molitor, Fingers take part
Three Brewers' Hall-of-Famers took part in last night's Major League farewell to Yankee Stadium.
Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, and Rollie Fingers were among 49 enshrinees who joined the present-day All-Stars on the field in New York, just before the Mid-Summer Classic began.
It was billed as the largest gathering of baseball stars ever.
Commissioner Bud Selig said it was a no-brainer to award the game to Yankee Stadium in its final year. He remembered that his mother took him to the House That Ruth Built in 1949 to celebrate his 15th birthday.
Selig said the ballpark represents the history and tradition that makes baseball so great.
Next year's All-Star Game will be played at the new Busch Stadium in St. Louis