The 2006 All Star Game ended the same way that 9 of the last 10 All Star Games ended. Not it a tie. And with the American League as the victors.
The National League looked like it would finally break their losing skid in the Midsummer Classic....with two outs in the top of the 9th and a 2-1 lead. Then, a single...a ground rule double....then a triple [again, all with 2 outs] gave the AL a 3-2 lead. Mariano Rivera closed out the bottom of the 9th for the AL.
The AL gets the home field advantage for the World Series....which judging by what's gone on this year should be a sweep anyways. The Pittsburgh crowd was pleased to finally get to watch two good baseball teams play one another on their new field.
And in rare All Star game form....the game took just 2 1/2 hours to complete.
On to Monster Candlestick 3Com Pac-Bell AT&T Park in San Francisco for next year's game!