Pirates closer David Bednar was the only All-Star selection in Los Angeles for the Midsummer Classic at Dodger Stadium, and the right-hander pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the American League.
Braves manager Brian Snitker, who was the manager for the National League in this year’s All-Star game, called upon the Pirates Bednar to pitch the top of the ninth. Bednar was the ninth pitcher used by Snitker.
With the Senior Circuit down 3-2, Bednar got Rangers shortstop Corey Seager to bounce out to first base. After issuing a free pass to Santiago Espinal of the Blue Jays, Bednar retired both Jose Trevino (Yankees) and J.D. Martinez (Red Sox) to keep the A.L. out of the run column.
This season for the Pirates, Bednar has posted a 2.89 ERA with 16 saves and 57 strikeouts in 37 appearances. This was the first career All-Star Appearance for the Pittsburgh native.
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