The National League dominated last night's All-Star Game in Kansas City, defeating the American League, 8-0. It was the first shutout in an All-Star Game since the NL defeated the AL 6-0 in Philadelphia in 1996. With the victory, the NL will now host the World Series for the third straight year. Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and first baseman Bryan LaHair both went 0-for-1 off the bench. Four Southsiders made the team, but just two played. Pitcher Chris Sale gave up two hits and struck out one in a scoreless inning. Paul Konerko did not have an at-bat but took over at first base for Prince Fielder for a few innings. Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy did not make an appearance.
The Northsiders and Southsiders both start the second half of the season on Friday. The Cubs open up a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The ChiSox stay in KC to kick off the second half of the season on Friday evening with the opener of a three-game set against the Royals.