Former Lion Miley Makes First MLB All-Star Appearance

Former Lion Miley Makes First MLB All-Star Appearance
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 12:00am

Former Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Wade Miley, representing the Arizona Diamondbacks, appeared in his first Major League All-Star Game Tuesday.

The left-hander from Loranger, La., faced a pair of batters to begin the ninth inning. Miley surrendered a lead-off single to the Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, but induced Texas Rangers' shortstop Elvis Andrus into a fielders' choice grounder to retire Mauer at second base. Miley was replaced by Pittsburgh Pirate reliever Joel Hanrahan.

Hanrahan and the Philadelphia Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon combined to strand the runner and secure the National League's record-setting 8-0 victory over the American League.

Miley, the Diamondbacks' lone All-Star representative, is 9-5 with a 3.04 ERA and has started in 14 of his 17 appearances this season. The southpaw has recorded 70 strikeouts in 100.2 innings pitched.

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