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July 09, 1980 - Image 16

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Page 16-Wedinesday, July 9, 1980-The Michigan Daily
NL All-Stars down A
Senior eireuit streak
eontinues in LA, 4-2


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ken Grif-
fey's home run touched off a comeback
and the National League captured a 4-
2 All-Star victory Tuesday. night that
extended the American League losing
streak in this confrontation between the
two leagues to a record nine con-
secutive games.
Fourteen National League hatters
had gone down in order against
American League starter Steve Stone
of the Baltimore Orioles and reliever
Tommy John of the New York Yankees
before Griffey struck. The Americans
had seized the lead on a two-run homer
by Boston's Fred Lynn and things were
moving smoothly for them.
Then, all at once, it came apart, sud-
denly and swiftly as it has so often in.-
this series for the Americans, who once
led the All-Star series 12-4 and now trail
With two out is the fifth, Griffey, the
Cincinnati outfielder who was em-
broiled in a contract dispute that left
him on the verge of a trade all spring,
woke up the National League dugout.
John had a one-strike count on the
Reds' All-Star when Griffey sent a shot
to the deepest part of packed Dedger
Stadium. The ball sailed over the center
field fence and suddenly the American
League lead was sliced in half. An in-
ning later, it was gone altogether.

Lynn put the American League on
the scoreboard in the fifth inning, snap-
ping the scoreless tie.
With two out, Carew reached base for
the third time, drilling a single to right
field. Welch strung out the count to 3-
and-2 on Lynn, and then the Boston cen-
ter fielder hitsa towering shot just inside
the right field foul pole.
It was Lynn's third All-Starhome run
and tied him for third-place on the all-
time list. Stan Musial hit six All-Star
homers and Ted Williams had four.
Others with three were Rocky Colavito,
Harmon Killebrew, Johnny Bench,
Ralph Kiner and Willie Maya.
Fourteen NL batters were retired in
order before Ken Griffey ended the
string with a two-out homer in the fifth
against Tommy John of the New York
Yankees. Griffey's shot, his first All-
Star homer, went to straightaway cen-
ter field. .
Then in the sixth, the NL seized the
lead, knocking out John. Consecutive
singles by Ray Knight, Phil Garner and
George Bendrick made it 2-2. Ed Far-
mer of the Chicago White Sax relieved
and when Randolph mishandled Dave
Winfield's grounder, Gamner scored,
putting the Nationals ahead3-2.
An infield single by pioch-hitter Keith
Hernandez loaded the bates, but then
Pete Rose, another pinch hitter, groun-
ded into an inning-ending double play.

ROD CAREW of the California Angels successfully steals second base despite
the efforts of Bill Russell, shortstop of the Dodgers, and the National League.
Carew advanced as far as third after the stea:l, but was eventually stranded.

NATIONAL LEAGUE catcher Johnny Bench completes the strike out of American whiff ended the AL's top half of the first inning with Red Carew stranded on
Leaguer Reggie Jackson in last night's All-Star game in Lee Angeles. Jackson's third base.-

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