FGCU's Chris Sale wins All-Star game as AL beats NL 3-0
AP and FOX 4 Staff
NEW YORK (AP) - Former Florida Gulf Coast University great Chris Sale picked up the victory as the American League beat the National League 3-0 Tuesday night.
Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect eighth inning in his final All-Star appearance, Jose Bautista, J.J. Hardy and Jason Kipnis drove in runs to back a night of pulsating pitching.
Sale, who plays for the Chicago White Sox, pitched a scoreless 2nd and 3rd inning with two strikeouts.
Ten pitchers combined a three-hitter and the 43-year-old Rivera, who is retiring at the end of the season, remained unscored on in nine All-Star innings. The only older pitcher to appear in an All-Star game was 47-year-old Satchel Paige.
Rivera was left alone on the field for a 90-second standing ovation, waving his cap to the crowd and touching it to his heart as the other All-Stars watched from the dugout railing and applauded. He was awarded with the game's Most Valuable Player Award.
Bautista had a sacrifice fly in the fourth off Patrick Corbin that stopped the AL's 17-inning scoreless streak. Hardy added a run-scoring grounder in the fifth against Cliff Lee and Kipnis hit an RBI double in the eighth off Craig Kimbrell.