Colorado Rockies history: Denver hosts the 1998 All-Star Game

DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Snow falls ouside the stadium as the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to snow at Coors Field on April 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The game will be made up as a split double header on Tuesday April 23, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 22: Snow falls ouside the stadium as the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to snow at Coors Field on April 22, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The game will be made up as a split double header on Tuesday April 23, 2013. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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DENVER – JULY 7: Cal Ripken Jr. signs autographs prior to the 69th MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field on July 7, 1998 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
DENVER – JULY 7: Cal Ripken Jr. signs autographs prior to the 69th MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field on July 7, 1998 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

In the top of the fourth inning, though, the NL quickly lost their lead as Alex Rodriguez and Ivan Rodriguez led the inning off with back-to-back singles. Cal Ripken hit a double to score both Rodriguez’s.

Anaheim Angels infielder Damion Easley pinch hit for Clemens and he got a single to get Ripken to third. Two batters later, Roberto Alomar walked to load the bases. Ken Griffey Jr. then drew a bases loaded walk to make it a 3-2 AL lead and knock Glavine out of the game.

Dodgers pitcher Kevin Brown came on in relief of and he allowed a sacrifice fly to Juan Gonzalez to make it a 4-2 American League lead.

Brad Radke of the Minnesota Twins came on in relief of Clemens (who was pinch hit for by Easley) in the bottom of the fourth and he allowed a walk to Chipper Jones and a single to Mike Piazza. Two batters later, Walt Weiss delivered with an RBI single to trim the AL lead to one run but no further damage came in the inning.

Former Rockie Andy Ashby came on in relief in the top of the fifth and he gave the run that Weiss drove in back as Alex Rodriguez led the inning off with a home run.

In the bottom of the fifth, Indians pitcher Bartolo Colon (not surprisingly, the only player who is still in baseball today) allowed a triple to Devon White and a walk to Mark McGwire. Barry Bonds followed with a three-run homer to make it a 6-5 NL lead. However, Jones, Piazza, and Moises Alou, who was pinch hitting for Larry Walker, were retired in order to end the inning.

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