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Sean Doolittle Pitches Well in MLB All-Star Game Debut

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Former UVa baseball star Sean Doolittle pitched well in the limited time that he saw in Tuesday night's Major League Baseball All-Star game in Minneapolis.

Doolittle, a relief pitcher for the Oakland A's, was playing in his first ever MLB All-Star game.  He came in in the 8th inning with the American League leading 5-3.   Doolittle faced three batters and struck out two of them.

He struck out Starlin Castro of the Cubs, before giving up a single to Atlanta's Freddie Freeman.  Doolittle finished his performance by striking out the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo.   Doolittle was then relieved by pitcher Fernando Rodney of the Mariners.  

Doolittle recorded a "hold" in the American League's 5-3 win over the National League.

This season Doolittle leads the Oakland A's with 14 saves.  He has 63 strikeouts and has given up just two walks, an amazing strikeout to walk ratio.

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