Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
Let’s take a behind-the-numbers look at the 2011 season’s dramatic penultimate contest.
In an All Star Game that included many Detroit Tigers, their bats were fairly quiet during the American League loss to the National League 5-1 on Tuesday night.