The 83rd All-Star Game is at Kauffman Stadium on July 10. Leading up to that game, The Star is looking back at a Midsummer Classic game every day.July 8, 1958 American League 4, National League 3 Memorial Stadium in Baltimore
The American League overcame a quick start by the National League in the victory.
In the top of the first, the Braves’ Hank Aaron hit a sacrifice fly that scored the Giants’ Willie Mays. Later, Stan Musial scored on a wild pitch and it was 2-0.
Jackie Jensen hit into double play that got a run home in the bottom of the first that cut the lead in half.
The National League made it 3-1 when the Pirates’ Bob Skinner singled and scored Mays.
A RBI single by the White Sox’s Nellie Fox in the bottom half of the inning got home Luis Aparicio of the White Sox to make it 3-2.
In the fifth inning, Boston’s Jackie Jensen singled to score the Indians’ Mickey Vernon. An inning later, Frank Malzone of the Red Sox singled. After an out, Boston’s Ted Williams reached on an error. The Yankees’ Gil McDougald singled to give the American League its winning margin.
There were no extra-base hits in the game. All told there were 13 hits, nine by the American League and four by the National. Early Wynn of the White Sox was the winning pitcher. The Pirates’ Bob Friend took the loss. The Orioles’ Billy O’Dell got the save. Bob Cerv of the Kansas City A’s started in left field and went one for two with a walk.
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