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 6: Actor Kevin Costner speaks with Andres Galarraga during a celebrity event prior to the 69th MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field on July 6, 1998 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
DENVER – JULY 6: Actor Kevin Costner speaks with Andres Galarraga during a celebrity event prior to the 69th MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field on July 6, 1998 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) /

In the sixth inning, there was, as expected, a bevy of changes. Ugueth Urbina came on in relief, Javy Lopez took over for Piazza behind the plate, former Rockies Andres Galarraga took over for McGwire at first, Rockies third baseman Vinny Castilla came on for Chipper Jones, and Moises Alou stayed in the game in right field.

Alomar and Griffey Jr. led the inning off with back-to-back singles. Two batters later, Alomar and Griffey had a double-steal. In the same at-bat, Jim Thome walked to load the bases. Derek Jeter came up next and Alomar scored with a passed ball but Jeter struck out. With Ivan Rodriguez at the plate, Urbina uncorked a wild pitch scoring Griffey. Four pitches later, he drove in Thome with a RBI single to make it an 8-6 AL lead.

No more scoring happened until the top of the seventh inning when Alomar hit a home run off Trevor Hoffman to make it a 9-6 AL lead. That would make Alomar 3-for-4 with two singles, two runs, a home run, a stolen base, and a walk.

The NL went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the seventh but the AL when Indians catcher (and future Rockie catcher) Sandy Alomar Jr., who had replaced Ivan Rodriguez the previous half inning, delivered with an RBI single to score Rafael Palmeiro to make it a four run AL lead.

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