BOX SCORE By JANIE McCAULEYAP Baseball WriterANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A terrible toss to first base. A fly ball that fell just short. An O-fer by their boppers.This sure was shaping up to be another lost night for the National League.Then, one key swing by Brian McCann and a heads-up play by right fielder Marlon Byrd ended an inexplicable All-Star funk.McCann hit a three-run double in the seventh inning, Byrd alertly threw out David Ortiz to slow a ninth-inning rally and the NL captured its first Midsummer Classic since 1996 with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.“Enough was enough,” St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright said.In a year of dominant pitching, young starters David Price and Ubaldo Jimenez set the tone — and got even more help from the tricky shadows. Nearly the entire field at Angel Stadium was bathed in odd patterns of sunlight for a twilight first pitch, creating more awkward swings and misses than usual in baseball’s annual talent show.Even that bouncing Rally Monkey on the big screen in a red AL jersey couldn’t change things this time. The National League earns home-field advantage in this year’s World Series.“It’s a big deal. I think home teams play better at… Read full this story
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