The American League won the All-Star Game for the ninth consecutive year, defeating the NL 3-2 on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
The NL jumped out to an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning, including a solo homer by Paul Goldschmidt. In the fourth, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run home run to tie the game — followed by a shot of his own by Twins outfielder Byron Buxton to put the AL up for good.
The NL went hitless between the first and eighth innings and went into the ninth against Guardians closer Emmanuel Glass, who struck out the side on 10 pitches.
Framper Valdez got the hit for the AL, Tony Gonzolin took the loss.
Here’s how things went on Tuesday night:
The Fox booth is talking directly to the players on the field during the game, especially the pitchers on the mound. The Blue Jays are right-handed Alec Manoa was very happy Mikel, striking out three batters in his inning of work. Manoa asked Jeff McNeil in the booth what kind of pitch to throw.
With the AL trailing 2-0, Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton scored two runs off Dodgers’ NL pitcher Tony Gonzole to tie the game. Byron Buxton followed with a home run of his own to put the AL up 3-2.
Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back homers in the 10th inning for the first time since 2018 in an All-Star Game.
Ronald Acuna Jr. led off the bottom of the top with a double down the left field line and scored on an RBI single by Mookie Betts. The next batter, Manny Machado hit a sharp ground ball, and second baseman Andres Gimenez made a spectacular play, starting a 4-6-3 double play.
With two outs, Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer off AL starter Shane McClanahan to make it 2-0.
Before coming to the plate, Ohtani said his strategy was “first pitch, first swing,” and he singled 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 off base. It was First pickoff in the All-Star Game since 2008When Carlos Zambrano arrested Milton Bradley.
All-Stars Celebrating Denzel Washington Jackie, Rachel Robinson
No. on home plate. Wearing a 42 Dodgers jersey, the Academy Award-winning actor celebrated the 75th anniversary of Robinson’s MLB debut.
Before the first pitch, Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts brought the two teams onto the field and allowed the crowd to congratulate them. Happy 100th birthday to Rachel Robinson, Jackie’s widow.
Stars come out in Los Angeles
Celebrities in attendance included Billie Jean King, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, and comedian Tiffany Haddish. Driver Chip Ganassi, actors Jon Hamm and Michael Tsiklis and former soccer player Alexi Lalas.
– Josh Peter
LOS ANGELES — In batting practice, Angels star Shohei Ohtani hit back-to-back pitches with terrific shots. He hit both to right field and left Dodger Stadium at first.
– Josh Peter
LOS ANGELES – Sometimes it’s better to have dessert before dinner.
Monday night at Dodger Stadium, a scorching 88 degrees, offered a breezy, beautiful evening in baseball’s most beautiful church and the game’s annual saccharine-fest, the mostly made-for-TV home run derby. Way to celebrate the glory of young superstars and adults alike.
It culminated with the great Juan Soto, who made no mistake became The The story of this All-Star Game, after the darkest days of his charmed career, was when the Dodger swung his bat toward the blue sky leading to the Home Run Derby title.
— Cape Locks
How Much Is Shohei Ohtani Worth?
LOS ANGELES — How does one account for all that Shohei Ohtani does? How exactly do you compensate for the game’s greatest two-way player since Babe Ruth?
“Can you double-deal? That’s what you do?” Ask New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, whose nine-year, $324 million contract is baseball’s largest for a pitcher.
“If we’re in this situation, I think it’s great that we don’t have a salary cap.”
Especially when Ohtani is proving there’s no limit to what he can do.
— Cape Locks
Albert Pujols is the man of the hour in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — You know you’re a living legend when players are still studying and studying his swing for tips.
“I can tell my kids about those things, to say I was in the same All-Star game as Albert Pujols.
– Bob Nightingale
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