NEW YORK -- In the N.L. clubhouse before Tuesday night's All-Star game, the Giants' Buster Posey was asked which relievers he would enjoy catching. At first he indicated all of them, then said, "(Aroldis) Chapman should be fun if I catch him."

Posey got his wish when Chapman, the Reds' reliever who has been clocked as high as 105 mph, entered in the seventh.

He opened with a 100 mph fastball that went to the backstop. Chapman later hit 101 twice in striking out the Orioles' Adam Jones.

"It was fun," Posey said after the A.L.'s 3-0 victory. "I've caught guys in the upper 90s but never 101."

  • Giants closer Sergio Romo didn't get into the game but called it an "amazing experience" all the same.

    "I had chills when they introduced (Yankees' reliever) Mariano Rivera," Romo said. "To be honest, what I'll remember most is meeting Mariano, shaking his hand and telling him how much I respect him.

    "He said, 'Thank you, Romo.' This guy's a legend of the game. That someone of that stature knows who I am means a lot to me."

  • A's reliever Grant Balfour got off to a shaky start, walking Michael Cuddyer of the Rockies to lead off the bottom of the sixth.

    "The whole week is a little draining," Balfour said. "It's high stress. I was a little amped up. I just told myself to get three outs."

    He did, retiring the next three batters -- striking out the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen to end the inning.


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  • Giants' lefty Madison Bumgarner did not appear in the game. He had indicated beforehand that he was one of the pitchers to be held back in the event of extra innings.

  • Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano hobbled off the field soon after being hit on the right leg by a pitch from Mets ace Matt Harvey in the first inning.

    X-rays were negative, and Cano said it was a bruised quadriceps.

    "It's a little tight, I came out of the game because I didn't want to aggravate it," he said.

    When asked if he'll play Friday in the opener of a series at Boston, Cano said, "Yeah, hopefully, yeah."

    The five-time All-Star was hit by a 96 mph fastball from Harvey. N.L. catcher Yadier Molina of the Cardinals wrapped his arm around Cano, just in case. Cano blew a bubble as he was checked out by the trainers. He then went to first base but, after a strikeout by the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, limped slowly across the infield and heard from Harvey.

    "He said 'My bad,' " Cano said. "I said, 'No problem.' He didn't want to hit anybody."

    Harvey told FOX after he finished two innings: "I tried to go in. That sometimes happens. My apologies definitely go out to him."

    Even in an exhibition, injuries are a risk. Most famously, catcher Ray Fosse's career was interrupted when he was bowled over in a play at the plate by Pete Rose in 1970.

    Boston's Dustin Pedroia ran for Cano and remained in the game.

  • Harvey was the youngest All-Star starting pitcher since former Mets ace Dwight Gooden was 23 a quarter-century ago -- and the first from the home team since Houston's Roger Clemens in 2004. Gooden cheered Harvey on from the stands.

  • Orioles third baseman Manny Machado made the play of the game, fending off Paul Goldschmidt's hard two-hopper down the line and throwing him out at first.

  • During pregame introductions, the P.A. announcer confused Tampa Bay teammates Ben Zobrist and Matt Moore. The two laughed about it.

  • Mets Hall of Famer Tom Seaver threw out the ceremonial first pitch. He lined up on the rubber, then shuffled forward a few steps to laughs before throwing a wild one to Mets third baseman David Wright.

  • Major League Baseball is moving ahead with plans to expand instant replay next year.

    "We're pretty confident we'll have it in place for 2014," MLB Executive Vice President Joe Torre said before the game.

    Video review has been in place for umpires on home run calls since August 2008. Commissioner Bud Selig initially wanted to add trap plays and fair-or-foul calls down the lines for 2013, but the change was put off while more radical options were examined.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.