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Home Run Derby 2.0 Takes Place in All-Star Game; American League Wins in Extras

The players in the MLB All-Star Game that didn’t participate in the home run derby on Monday Night decided to put on a home run derby at the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday Night at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. A total of 10 home runs were hit in the game, including Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman go-ahead solo home run in the tenth-inning off of Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling, to lift the American League to a 8-6 win over the National League.

Bregman won the All-Star Game MVP. Houston Astros outfielder George Springer also hit a home run in the tenth-inning and Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley hit a sacrifice fly in the tenth inning.

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit a solo home run in the tenth inning off of Toronto Blue Jays left-handed pitcher J.A. Happ.

The game went into extra innings because Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett hit a pinch-hit two-run homer off of Seattle Mariners right-handed pitcher Edwin Diaz. Gennett pinched hit for Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies.

For the other highlights in the game, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit a solo home run off of Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer in the second inning. Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout hit a solo home in the third-inning off of New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jacob deGrom.

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras hit a solo home run in the third-inning off of Tampa Bay Rays left-handed pitcher Blake Snell. Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story tied the game at two for the National League in the seventh-inning on a solo home run off of Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton.

Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura hit a three-run homer in the eighth-inning for the American League off of Milwaukee Brewers left-handed pitcher Josh Hader.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelech hit a solo homer in the eighth-inning for the National League off of Charlie Morton. The rest was history.

Max Scherzer was the starting pitcher for the National League. He pitched two innings and gave up two hits and one run. Scherzer walked one batter and struck out four.

Boston Red Sox left-handed pitcher Chris Sale was the starting pitcher for the American League. He pitched an inning and gave up a hit and struck out a batter.

Edwin Diaz was the winning pitcher for the American League, despite blowing a save in the ninth inning. He pitched an inning and gave up a hit and two runs. Diaz walked a batter and struck out two.

Ross Stripling was the losing pitcher for the National League. He pitched 1.2 innings and gave up four hits and three runs. Stripling also struck out a batter.

J.A. Happ picked up the save for the American League. He pitched an inning and gave up a hit and a run. Happ also struck out a batter.

The American League has now won six consecutive All-Star Games. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was the manager for the American League and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was the manager for the National League.

Every team has an off day on Wednesday and the MLB season resumes on Thursday.

 

 

 

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