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All-Star Game memories: 1984

July 10, 1984National League 3, American League 1Candlestick Park in San Francisco

Royals third baseman George Brett provided all the scoring for the American League in this one.The National League scored a run in the bottom of the first, but Brett hit a solo homer in the second against the Expos’ Charlie Lea and tied the game.But over the final seven innings, the American League had just four hits. Brett struck out against Dodgers ace Fernando Valenzuela in the fourth inning and flied out to left against the Reds’ Mario Soto.Expos catcher Gary Carter hit a solo homer in the bottom of the second to give the National League a 2-1 lead. The NL finished the scoring with a run in the eighth as the Braves’ Dale Murphy hit a solo homer. Royals reliever Dan Quisenberry was chosen for the game but did not pitch.Lea was the winning pitcher, while Dave Steib of the Blue Jays took the loss. The Padres’ Goose Gossage collected the save. Carter was the MVP.Valenzuela struck out the side in the fourth inning and the Mets’ Dwight Gooden fanned the side in the fifth. You can see it here:

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