The 2010 TCL All-Star Game turned out to be eerily reminiscent of the 2002 Major League All-Star Game that became infamous when the commissioner of the MLB, Doug Selig, decided to call the game a tie after both teams had used up all of their pitching for the night. With both teams running low on pitching in tonight's TCL All-Star Game, the contest was called a tie after 9 innings with the score knotted up at 7-7, the same score that ended the 2002 MLB All-Star Game. The home team, the South, got off to a hot start when Wes Patterson of the Brazos Valley Bombers launched a grand slam to give the South an early lead. Patterson was named the MVP of the game after going 2-for-5 with a grand slam, a double, and five RBI. Patterson placed second in the home run derby prior to the game. The home run derby was won by Lee Orr of the East Texas Pump Jacks. With the South leading 7-6 going into the top of the ninth, the North was able to scratch out a run in the top of the frame to tie the game at 7 apiece. The South was unable to score in the bottom of the ninth, causing the game to end in a 7-7 tie.
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