AL wins eighth consecutive Midsummer Classic as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. goes deep – .

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AL wins eighth consecutive Midsummer Classic as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. goes deep – .


Tuesday night at Coors Field, the American League continued its domination of the All-Star Game with its eighth consecutive victory over the National League in the Midsummer Classic (AL 5, NL 2). The AL has won every All-Star Game since 2013 and holds an all-time 46-43-2 advantage.

All eyes were on Angels star Shohei Ohtani, and he had a fairly quiet night. As the AL starting pitcher, he made a 1-2-3 first inning and threw the All-Star Game’s fastest pitch at 100.2 mph. As the AL’s starting DH, Ohtani went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts. Blue Jays prodigy Vladimir Guerrero Jr. landed a 468-foot home run in the stands at Coors Field. Vlad Jr. is the second youngest player to break into an All-Star Game behind Johnny Bench, and the Guerreros join the Griffeys and Bondses as the only father-son combos to break into the All-Star Game. .

The NL had several opportunities to return to the game. They charged goals against Athletics right-hander Chris Bassitt in the sixth inning and Red Sox right-hander Matt Barnes in the eighth, but could only get one point on a ball passed by Mike Zunino. Kris Bryant blocked five runners in two at-bat appearances.

Guerrero’s teammate Marcus Semien opened the scoring of the game with the choice of a defensive player who scored a run in the second inning. JT Realmuto and Zunino both hit home runs, and Xander Bogaerts scored a single.

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