Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley and the American League obtained its seventh straight MLB All-Star Game, taking down the National League, 4-3, at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Tuesday night.
The American League struck first on Brantley’s RBI double inside the second inning. The Astros outfielder, who carried out in Cleveland from 2009 to 2018, scored teammate Alex Bregman with successful off Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was awarded the win after throwing a scoreless second inning in assist of Houston’s Justin Verlander. Kershaw took the loss.
Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco singled Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez home for the AL’s second run inside the fifth inning. Indians pitcher Shane Bieber exited the home crowd with three strikeouts inside the prime of the fifth.
Bieber was named All-Star Game MVP, the first Indians participant to grab the award since catcher Sandy Alomar in 1997. Coincidentally, that was the ultimate time Cleveland hosted the MLB All-Star Game.
The National League broke by means of on Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon’s sixth-inning home run. Blackmon entered Tuesday hitless in eight occupation All-Star Game at-bats.
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts launched a run home with an RBI double play inside the seventh inning. Ranger’s coronary heart fielder Joey Gallo took the first pitch he observed from Indians reliever Will Smith over the right-field wall later inside the physique.
The National League loaded the bases with one out inside the prime of the eighth inning. Indians reliever Brad Hand induced a strikeout from Blackmon sooner than Mets rookie Pete Alonso — who obtained Monday’s Home Run Derby — drove in two with an RBI single to the left-center topic.
Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong and Alonso promptly pulled off a double steal. With his pitch depend upon climbing, Hand pressured Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Mike Moustakas to hit a pop up behind the home plate. White Sox catcher James McCann made a falling catch to complete the inning.
Yankees nearer Aroldis Chapman struck out the side inside the ninth inning for the save.