9 All-Star games that were stingy on scoring

Terry Steinbach of the Oakland A's watches a long fly ball in the fourth inning of on Tuesday, July 12, 1988 night's All-Star game in Cincinnati. Steinbach's sacrifice scored Dave Winfield of the New York Yankees for the American ague’s second run. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
Terry Steinbach of the Oakland A's watches a long fly ball in the fourth inning of on Tuesday, July 12, 1988 night's All-Star game in Cincinnati. Steinbach's sacrifice scored Dave Winfield of the New York Yankees for the American ague’s second run. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

As Cincinnati prepares to host the 2015 baseball All-Star game on July 14, fans are hoping for an entertaining game. Here's a look at the nine All-Star games in baseball’s history that were the stringiest with the scoring.

1968 (N.L, 1-0)

Astrodome, Houston

The N.L. plated the only run of the game in the bottom of the first when Willie Mays scored on a Willie McCovey groundout against Luis Tiant. The two teams combined for just eight hits as 12 pitchers combined to allow the single run.

No player got more than one hit, and Mays was the game's MVP after going 1-for-4 with the only run scored.

1990 (A.L., 2-0)

Wrigley Field, Chicago

The A.L. scored both of its runs in the top of the seventh when Julio Franco doubled against the Reds' Rob Dibble (who had come in to replace Jeff Brantley) to drive in Sandy Alomar and Lance Parrish. Three of the A.L.'s seven hits came in that inning.

Franco was the MVP, and Wade Boggs (2-for-2) and Alomar (2-for-3) were the only players with multiple hits.

1987 (N.L. 2-0, 13 innings)

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland

The game was tied for 12 full innings before Tim Raines tripled in the top of the 13th against Jay Howell to drive in Ozzie Virgil and Hubie Brooks. It was Raines' third hit in three at-bats, earning him the MVP award.

The 15 pitchers from both leagues combined to allow 14 hits over the 13 innings.

1961 (1-1 tie)

Fenway Park, Boston

The first All-Star game to end in a tie started with a run from the A.L. in the bottom of the first (Rocky Colavito home run) and a tying run from the N.L. in the top of the sixth (Bill White single that drove in Eddie Matthews). It was the second All-Star game of 1961.

White and Al Kaline of the A.L. were the only players with multiple hits, at two each.\

1947 (A.L. 2-1)

Wrigley Field, Chicago

Only Ted Williams from the A.L. and Johnny Mize of the N.L. gathered more than one hit, with two apiece. Mize homered in the fourth inning to give the N.L. a 1-0 lead before Joe DiMaggio's groundout in the sixth scored Luke Appling and Stan Spence's single in the seventh scored Bobby Doerr to give the A.L. the 2-1 victory.

1966 (N.L. 2-1, 10 innings)

Busch Stadium, St. Louis

Maury Wills' single in the bottom of the 10th scored Tim McCarver to break the 1-1 tie that had lasted since the fourth inning. Brooks Robinson scored for the A.L. on a Sandy Koufax wild pitch in the second inning, and Ron Santo singled in Willie Mays in the fourth for the N.L.

Robinson went 3-for-4 in the game, and Roberto Clemente led the N.L. with two hits.

1967 (N.L. 2-1, 15 innings)

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim

The game was tied 1-1 from the sixth until the top of the 15th inning, when Tony Perez homered against Catfish Hunter with one out to give the N.L. the deciding run. Dick Allen had given the N.L. a 1-0 lead in the second with a home run, and Brooks Robinson tied the game in the sixth with his own home run.

The 15th inning with Hunter's fifth inning pitched of the game

1988 (A.L. 2-1)

Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati

Terry Steinbach drove in both runs for the A.L., on a home run against Dwight Gooden to lead off the top of the third inning and a sacrifice fly that scored Dave Winfield in the fourth. The N.L. scored its only run on a Mark Gubicza wild pitch.

2013 (A.L. 3-0)

Citi Field, New York

No batter in the game had more than one hit, but the A.L. scored once each in the fourth, fifth and eighth innings. Jose Bautista, J.J. Hardy and Jason Kipnis each drove in runs for the A.L. as the N.L. managed just three hits against 10 pitchers.

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