The American League won the All-Star Game for the ninth year in a row, beating the NL 3-2 on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The NL hopped out to an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning, including a solo homer from Paul Goldschmidt. In the top of fourth, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run home run to tie the game – before Twins outfielder Byron Buxton followed with a solo shot of his own to put the AL ahead for good.
The NL didn’t manage a hit between the first and eighth innings and went down in order in the ninth against Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase, who struck out the side on 10 pitches.
Framber Valdez got the win for the AL, with Tony Gonsolin taking the loss.
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The Fox booth has been speaking live to players on the field during the game, notably pitchers on the mound. Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah was having a great time on the mic, striking out three batters in his inning of work. Manoah asked the booth what kind of pitch to throw to Jeff McNeil with two strikes, but the back-foot slider that John Smoltz requested ended up hitting McNeil in the foot.
With the AL down 2-0, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit a mammoth two-run homer off NL pitcher Tony Gonsolin of the Dodgers, tying the game. The next batter, Byron Buxton followed with a home run of his own to put the AL in front 3-2.
They were the first back-to-back homers in the All-Star Game since 2018, when Alex Bregman and George Springer in the 10th inning.
Ronald Acuña Jr. led off the bottom of the first with a double down the left field line and came around to score on Mookie Betts’ RBI single. The next batter, Manny Machado hit a sharp ground ball that second baseman Andres Gimenez made a fantastic play on, starting a 4-6-3 double play.
With two outs, Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer off AL starter Shane McLanahan to make it 2-0.
Before coming to the plate, Ohtani said his strategy was “first pitch, first swing” and he delivered, singling to center field against NL starter Clayton Kershaw to lead off the 2022 All-Star Game.
A few pitches later with Aaron Judge at the plate, Kershaw made a move to first and caught Ohtani way off the base. It was the first pickoff in the All-Star Game since 2008, when Carlos Zambrano nabbed Milton Bradley.
Wearing a No. 42 Dodgers jersey at home plate, the Academy Award-winning actor narrated a celebration of Robinson’s accomplishments for the 75th anniversary of his MLB debut.
Before first pitch, Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts gathered both teams on the field and let the crowd in wishing a happy 100th birthday to Rachel Robinson, Jackie’s widow.
Celebrities in attendance include Billie Jean King, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, comedian Tiffany Haddish. driver Chip Ganassi, actors John Hamm…
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