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Garret Anderson sparked the AL with a homer in the 6th.


It was quite a show. The American League made a stunning comeback in the 2003 All-Star Game, rallying for a for a 7-6 victory Tuesday night. All-Star MVP Garret Anderson had three hits, and pinch-hitter Hank Blalock delivered the game-winning homer in the eighth as the NL bullpen failed to get the job done.
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Rogers: Sosa, Thomas deserve to be All-Stars
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Morgan: Clemens, Sosa deserve All-Star spots
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Improving the All-Star Game
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Stark: Thanks, but no thanks
It was great that the players voted, but they unknowingly voted for the reserves instead of the starters.
Klapisch: Matsui earned it
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McAdam: Matsui no All-Star
Hideki Matsui won the hearts of his Japanese countrymen, not his peers, to become an All-Star.
Off Base: Flawed process
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Stark: Hacking into the system
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All-Star hero Hank Blalock soaks up the moment.
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