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All-Star Game Recap; Castro, Rizzo & Samardzija

July 16th, 2014 at 11:54 AM
By Tim Duxbury

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The American League all-stars defeated the National League all-stars 5-3 in last night’s All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN and both of the Chicago Cubs’ all-stars made appearances in the game. Both Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo entered the game as pinch hitters in the 8th inning but unfortunately they ran in the buzz saw that is Sean Doolittle, the closer for the Oakland Athletics. Doolittle struck out both Castro and Rizzo. Starlin Castro is now 0-3 with two strikeouts in his all-star career, and Rizzo is 0-1 with a strikeout.

Former Cub, Jeff Samardzija was also in attendance last night but he watched the game from the American League dugout. Samardzija was ruled ineligible to play in the game because he was chosen to play in the game based on his performance with the Cubs in the National League but has since been traded to the Oakland Athletics who are in the American League.

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Tags: All-Star Game, American League, Anthony Rizzo, Baseball, Chicago, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Jeff Samardzija, MLB, National League, Oakland Athletics, Sean Doolittle, Starlin Castro

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