American League 7 National League 5
DETROIT (AP) _ The American League has continued its recent
dominance in the All-Star game, building a 7-to-0 lead in a 7-to-5
win over the National League at Detroit's Comerica Park.
All-Star M-V-P Miguel Tejada (teh-HAH'-dah), Ichiro Suzuki and
Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh) drove in two runs apiece to help the
A-L improve to 8-0-and-1 since the 1996 All-Star game. Tejada
opened the scoring with a solo homer in the second before adding an
R-B-I single an inning later. Ichiro made it 5-to-0 with a two-run
single in the fourth before Texeira added a two-run homer in the
The N-L finally scored in the seventh on Andruw Jones' two-run
homer. They were the first runs for the Nationals since the fourth
inning of last year's All-Star game.
Mark Buehrle (BUR'-lee) was the winning pitcher, allowing three
hits while striking out three over two innings. Mariano Rivera
earned the save by striking out Morgan Ensberg to end the game.
John Smoltz was the loser.