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One strike away ... yet another one eludes NL

Originally Published: July 12, 2006
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- One strike away.

That will be the epic tale of the 2006 All-Star Game.

One strike away.

You aren't supposed to win games like this, when you're down to your final strike with one of the greatest closers in history holding the baseball.

A magical ninth inning for the American League makes All-Star history. You aren't supposed to win games like this when a game-tying double with two outs in the ninth has just taken a fateful hop into the stands and forced ...

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