MLB is again recognizing the 2002 All-Star Game tie


Craig Calcaterra, our man-on-the-ground this week in New York, noticed before Monday night’s Home Run Derby that the embarrassing 7-7 tie in the 2002 All-Star Game was not represented along with the other recent Midsummer Classic results on the out-of-town scoreboard at Citi Field.

But a certain change has been made ahead of Tuesday night’s festivities:

Here’s a closer look (the years are listed where you usually find those pitcher jersey numbers):


Chris Sale exits game with hip contusion

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Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale made a hasty exit from his final Grapefruit League outing on Saturday after sustaining a left hip contusion. He was struck on the leg with a line drive from the Astros’ J.D. Davis in the first inning and immediately collapsed on the mound. He was able to walk off the field without a noticeable limp, however, and later told reporters that the ball struck a nerve and temporarily stunned his leg. As a precautionary move, the Red Sox pulled him after the incident and will have the left-hander undergo X-rays to rule out any further injury to his hip.

This was expected to be Sale’s last start of spring training. Prior to Saturday’s matinee against the Astros, the 28-year-old southpaw made three starts in camp, allowing five runs, one home run, three walks and striking out 18 batters in 14 innings. He’s still on track to start the season for the Red Sox during their road opener against the Rays next Thursday.