With two outs, Carlos Baerga reached on an error by shortstop Jeff Blauser, then Albert Belle walked.Devon White doubled home Baerga and after John Smoltz relieved Avery, Belle scored and White went to third on a wild pitch.
The last out however ended strangely, when American League (Blue Jays) manager Cito Gaston allowed Blue Jays closer Duane Ward to close out the game in the ninth at Camden Yards, rather than hometown hero Mike Mussina.Steve Avery relieved to get the last out of the inning. Jimmy Key started the inning and gave up a double to Bonds, followed by a single to Sheffield and a sacrifice fly to Barry Larkin, making the score 5-3.The AL broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth with three more runs.This is a comprehensive list of the best blogs for each team in the Major Leagues.To get started, simply click on your team’s name in the menu below to be taken directly to that team’s blog section. Jeff Wiser and Ryan Morrison share their passion for the Arizona Diamondbacks on their blog, Inside the Zona where they analyze various aspects of the team and try hard to answer questions from fellow fans.Nowhere else will you get to witness the same passion that you have for your team than directly from other fans and writers.
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Fans began throwing various waste onto the field until an appeal from Mussina himself stopped the crowd.
Mussina said that he warmed up so he would not mess up his regular pitching schedule, as he was going to pitch the next day.
The AL went ahead to stay with three runs in the fifth.
John Burkett came in to start the inning, and first batter Ivan Rodriguez doubled and scored on a single by Albert Belle, who went to second when Justice made an error on the play.
Ken Griffey, Jr., singled home Belle and went to second on the throw home.