CLEVELAND — The only errors on the scoreboard at the All-Star Game were by the scoreboard.

At least one player noticed — and wasn't too pleased.

The giant board at Progressive Field was filled with mistakes Tuesday night, including a couple of misspelled names, a wrong picture and a pair of incorrect team logos.

"They had what, two weeks to get ready for this? That can't happen," New York Mets sparkplug Jeff McNeil said.

McNeil is leading the majors with a .349 batting average, an impressive feat seeing how he made his major league debut less than a year ago.

A late sub, he came up for the National League in the eighth inning and noticed the headshot on the scoreboard wasn't of him. Instead, it was of Mets teammate Jacob deGrom.

"That was tough, to see deGrom's picture up there," McNeil said. "I didn't really like that."

"I wanted to see my picture up there. I know my family did, too. What are you going to do, I guess, but I don't think that should happen," he said.

David Dahl didn't fare any better. The Colorado outfielder batted right before McNeil and was listed on the scoreboard as "Davis Dahl."

Same for Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. A starter, his first name was missing a letter and spelled "Wilson."

Big-hitting Cody Bellinger plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Ketel Marte is with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but when the starting lineups were shown, they both appeared with the logo of the Atlanta Braves.

The American League won 4-3 and neither team was charged with an error.

"I don't think there was a lot of mistakes on either side," said NL manager Dave Roberts of the Dodgers.

Not on the field, anyway.

"When I saw deGrom's face, I was confused. I know there were a couple of others, too," McNeil said.

"That gives me motivation to make it next year," he said. "Maybe next time, they'll get my picture right."

Union says poor job done of marketing Betts

CLEVELAND — Baseball players' union head Tony Clark says a poor job has been done of marketing Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, the reigning AL MVP.

"Mookie should be a household name," Clark told the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. "Mookie should be a one-name guy. You say Ronaldo. You say Messi. You say Mookie. You should know who Mookie is, and outside of the baseball world, I don't know how many do."

Betts earned his fourth straight All-Star selection after helping Boston win the World Series last year.

"In the grand scheme of things with respect to players that should be at the forefront of every conversation and should be in conversations even with non-baseball fans, Mookie is one of them," Clark said. "No doubt about it. And unless or until we fix that, it's going to be difficult for others to be a part of that conversation, too."

Clark said baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred probably would be in position to answer what is required to increase Betts' recognition.

"I want to be able to turn on the TV and see players on products with sponsors, licensees, up and down the rows of the streets, whether you're in a big city or a small city, I would like to see them overlap in other sports and other industries and on TV and in commercials promoting movies," Clark said. "I would love to see all of that, so that our guys are mainstream. Promoting our guys on baseball channels is not going to get us there. Baseball fans know who Mookie is. Non-baseball fans deserve to know who Mookie is."

Betts entered the All-Star Game to start the eighth inning but did not have any plate appearances.

"There were other guys that we wanted to play," said AL manager Alex Cora of the Red Sox. "There were a lot of first-timers, and we kind of mapped it out. And he was going to come up in the ninth. It just happened that we won the game."

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