Tyler Clippard swoops in for win
Nationals reliever gets All-Star victory without retiring a batter in NL's triumph
PHOENIX -- How good are the pitchers going this season? Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard earned the All-Star Game victory Tuesday night without retiring a single batter. "That's definitely going to be a trivia question,'' Padres closer Heath Bell said. "That's interesting. I didn't realize that. 'Hey, you got a W without getting anyone out! Sweet!'"
Well, "earned'' probably isn't the best verb for this particular occasion. In baseball parlance, Clippard "vultured'' the win, receiving ...
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