American League wins in 15 inning All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - The American League has continued its unbeaten streak in the All-Star game, but it took 15 innings and almost five hours to do it.

Michael Young lifted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 15th to give the AL a 4-3 victory over the National League at Yankee Stadium. Justin Morneau beat the throw to the plate to help the junior circuit improve to 11-0-1 in the last 12 All-Star games.

The American League had two great chances to win it early in extra innings. The AL loaded the bases with nobody out in the 10th without scoring, one inning before Nate McLouth threw out the potential winning run at the plate.

Neither team scored until Matt Holliday led off the fifth inning with a homer for the National League. Lance Berkman's sacrifice fly put the NL ahead 2-0 in the sixth, but All-Star game MVP J.D. Drew knotted the score with a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh.

Adrian Gonzalez put the NL back on top with a sac-fly in the eighth, a-half inning before Evan Longoria retied the game with an RBI double.

Scott Kazmir worked a scoreless 15th to get credit for the win. Brad Lidge was the loser.

The game took an All-Star game-record four hours and 50 minutes to complete. The 15 innings matches the midsummer classic mark set in 1967.

The National League leads the overall series 40-37-2.

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