The Americans preyed on a three-run surge in the fourth inning to score a 3-2 victory over the National League Stars. It was the ninth straight win for the American League at the All-Star Game.
Giancarlo Stanton was named MVP of this 92nd All-Star Game. Stanton sounded the charge for the Americans with a two-run home run in the fourth inning.
A native of Panorama in suburban Los Angeles, Stanton won his title in front of family and friends.
“My dad took me to Dodger Stadium to see my first baseball game when I was a kid. We had cheap tickets in left field.
Playing and hitting a home run at this place is an amazing moment. I’ll remember it all my life,” the Yankees player said when he received his trophy after the game.
Emmanuel Clase came to close the books in the ninth inning with three strikeouts on catches to collect the save. The two teams combined their efforts to make 22 strikeouts in this game.
Perfect since the beginning of the season with an 11-0 record, Tony Gonsolin allowed three points and suffered defeat.
He became the first starting pitcher to take the loss by participating in the All-Star Game with a perfect record. Houston Astros pitcher Framber Valdez earned the win.
The National League quickly took action by scoring twice in the first inning. After a sure shot from Mookie Betts that pushed Ronald Acuna, owner of a double, to the plate.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo home run against the starter, Shane McClanahan, of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Toronto Blue Jays gunner Alek Manoah pitched the second inning. He gave nothing, getting three outs on catches and hitting a hitter.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Santiago Espinal were shut out in three at-bats. Espinal was still able to steal a goal on balls. Jordan Romano was unfortunately not used by the manager of the American Dusty Baker.
Stanton tied the game by a single run with a two-run home run at the start of the fourth inning. The next point did not have to wait very long.
The next hitter, Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins, did the same with a long solo home run to put the American ahead 3-2.
The American pitchers gave nothing to the Nationals’ hitters afterward. With a single in the eighth inning, Austin Riley ended a streak of 20 consecutive outs for Nationals hitters.
Clase then came to an end in the meeting. The Reliever of the Cleveland Guardians did not fail in the task.
He retired Garrett Cooper, Kyle Schwarber, and Jake Cronenworth in 10 small throws to give the American representatives a ninth victory.