The Cardinals were responsible for three of the National League’s four runs in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, but it wasn’t enough for the N.L. as they fell 9-4 to the American League. Roger Clemens got off on the wrong foot in front of his home crowd by allowing six first-inning runs and putting the senior circuit in an immediate hole. In the bottom of the first—with Edgar Renteria, Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen holding the first, second and fourth spots in the lineup—Pujols drove in the National League’s first run with a double. In the fourth, with the score 7-1, Pujols and Renteria drove in runs to make and the N.L. left the inning trailing 7-4. That’s as close as they’d get the rest of the way. The Royals’ Ken Harvey had one at bat. It came in the third inning when he pinch-hit for American League starting pitcher Mark Moulder. Harvey faced Randy Johnson with the bases loaded and quickly got ahead in the count 2-0. But Johnson got Harvey to foul off a pitch, got him looking with the next pitch and forced him to swing and miss on a slider. Rangers’ second baseman Alfonso Soriano took home the MVP trophy thanks to a three-run homer off Clemens in the first inning.
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