Matt Harrison has fun despite rough inning

July, 11, 2012
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For four pitches, it appeared Matt Harrison's All-Star debut was going to be a good one. He retired the first two batters he faced -- Pablo Sandoval and Dan Uggla -- and was hoping to get Rafael Furcal and get back to the dugout.

But Furcal hit what Harrison said was a good pitch (closer Joe Nathan agreed, saying it was down and on the black of the plate) for a triple to right field. Pinch hitter Matt Holliday then singled the other way to score Furcal. Then Harrison made a big mistake to Melky Cabrera.

"That pitch was right down the middle and he hit a homer," Harrison said.

Cabrera was named the MVP of the game.

Harrison was disappointed he didn't pitch better, but he was pleased to play in the All-Star Game.

"They got to me, but I wouldn't trade this experience for anything," Harrison said. "It was a great time and I will definitely cherish this moment for a long time.

"This is the All-Star Game. It was my first time here. I gave up a couple of runs, but that's just the way it goes."

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