Pete Rose got the Nationals started in the third inning as well, slapping a lead-off single and scoring on another single by hometown favorite Gary Carter. The pair of runs earned Rose the game's MVP award at Stade Olympique before 59,057 fans.
Montreal starter Steve Rogers got the win, pitching two scoreless innings. He set the tone early, striking out Oakland's Ricky Henderson to start the game. Boston starter Dennis Eckersley took the loss, after allowing Rose to score the unearned run in the bottom of the first inning.
The NL all-stars outhit the AL 13-2. LA outfielder Dusty Baker went 2-for-2, including a double and drove in two runs. Also smacking doubles for the National League were Lonnie Smith, John Stearns and Bob Horner.
A pair of double plays by the NL helped keep the American League from mounting any kind of comeback, as all they could muster were a pair of singles by Carlton Fisk and Paul Molitor. Only one American League runner, Henderson, reached second, after stealing the base following a walk in the third inning.
In succession, Fernando Valenzuela, Phil Niekro, Steve Carlton, Greg Minton and Steve Howe followed Rogers in shutting out the Americans. Howe struck out Hal McRae to end the game in the top of the ninth.
The Brewers, who lead the majors in victories with a 55-30 record at the break, were well-represented. Cecil Cooper started the game at first base, with Robin Yount at shortstop. Yount walked in his first at-bat, giving the AL its first base runner. Ben Oglivie grounded into a double play in the fifth inning while pinch-hitting for Brewer hurler Pete Vuckovich. Molitor went 1-for-2, striking out in addition to his sixth-inning single.
Vuckovich struggled in two innings of work, giving up two runs on four hits after relieving Eckersley. Bullpen ace Rollie Fingers fared a bit better, getting out of the seventh inning after allowing the run-scoring double by Stearns.
Molitor and Vuckovich were added to the AL squad after their outstanding performance for Milwaukee over the first half of the season.
The Brewers will continue their drive to the team's first American League pennant when they resume play against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park.
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