AL All Stars Top NL All Stars for Seventh Straight Time

The 90th MLB All-Star Game took place on Tuesday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The American League All Stars topped the National League All Stars for the seventh consecutive season in a row in a 4-3 win.

Cleveland Indians pitches starting pitcher Shane Bieber won the All-Star Game MVP. He struck out the side in the fifth-inning. Bieber is only the third player in MLB history to win the All-Star Game MVP at their stadium.

Because there was no clear cut favorite, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman could have also won the MVP Award because Chapman struck out the side in the ninth-inning and he picked up the save for the American League.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (1-0) was the winning pitcher for the American League. He pitched in the second-inning and gave up one hit. Tanaka also struck out a batter.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (0-1) was the losing pitcher for the National League. He pitched in the second-inning and gave up two hits and one run. Kershaw also struck out one batter.

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantely hit an RBI double for the American League in the second-inning.

Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco hit an RBI single for the American League in the fifth-inning.

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon hit a solo home run in the sixth-inning for the National League off of Oakland Athletics reliever Liam Hendriks.

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts hit into a double play in the seventh-inning, but Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman scored on the play.

Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo hit a solo home run off San Francisco Giants reliever Will Smith in the seventh-inning.

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso hit a two-run single in the eighth-inning for the National League and that is as close the National League got.

The MLB regular season will resume on Thursday night when the Houston Astros begin a four-game set on the road against the Texas Rangers.


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