7am News, Sports and Obits

Latest WGIL news
Click to play or
Right click and "Save Target As" to download
Click for Galesburg, Illinois Forecast
Home - Cancellations - Community Events - Contact Us - Mornings - News - Obituaries - Pictures - Programs - Special Events Audio - Sports - Weather
McCann Makes Up for Near Miss, Wins All-Star MVP
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Brian McCann came to the plate and the Angel Stadium scoreboard posted a curious piece of info: This was his fifth straight All-Star appearance.

Five in a row? Really? Who knew?

McCann atoned for his silent showings in the summer showcase, and more than made up for an earlier near-miss, by lining a bases-loaded double Tuesday night that lifted the National League to a 3-1 win.

McCann's three-run liner in the seventh inning earned him the MVP award. The Atlanta catcher certainly waited a while for this hit -- he was a quiet 0 for 3 in his previous All-Star trips. Then again, so did the NL, which beat the American League for the first time since 1996.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
News management powered by Xpression News
 
Read the latest local sports stories by clicking here