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Mariano Rivera Wins MVP in Farewell All-Star Game

Mariano Rivera was called in the eighth to pitch in his final All-Star game as a player. The Yankee tossed a perfect inning and the crowd responded with standing ovations as Mariano helped the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

Rivera took home MVP honors, nine other pitchers managed a three-hitter for the American League, which snapped a three-game losing streak and regained home-field advantage in the World Series.

Joe Nathan saved it in Rivera’s place after the American League scratched out a pair of runs and got an RBI double from Jason Kipnis.

Matt Harvey and Max Scherzer, baseball’s next generation, were among a record 39 first-time All-Stars in a game that had four players 21 or younger.
Both came out slinging 99 mph heat, but it was 43-year-old Rivera, the oldest All-Star since 1991, who was the focus of attention in his farewell season.

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