Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Mariano Rivera and the rest of the American League pitching staff hung a three-hit shutout on the National League in a brisk 3-0 victory in the 84th edition of the All-Star Game. The crowd at Citi Field sat through a pitchers' duel Tuesday, with six AL hurlers making perfect appearances, including Rivera, who tossed a flawless eighth inning in his 13th and final Midsummer Classic. For his efforts, Rivera became the first reliever to win the outright MVP award and first pitcher to do so since Pedro Martinez in 1999. White Sox left-hander Chris Sale breezed through two frames to earn the win, while Jason Kipnis, Jose Bautista and J.J. Hardy each contributed an RBI in the victory. The outcome ended the NL's three-game winning streak, gave the Junior Circuit home-field advantage for the World Series and marked the first time the Senior Circuit had been shut out since 1990. Arizona's Patrick Corbin, one of a record 39 first-time participants, gave up a run in the fourth inning to take the loss behind Matt Harvey, who got the starting nod in front of the hometown Mets fans and pitched two scoreless innings.
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