By: Kelly McGowan
The 89th All-Star Game aired on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. It was a duel against the American and National Leagues. After many home runs from both teams, the American League left the field with another win with a score of 8-6, and their 17th win in the last 20 years.
From the American League…
With 13 total hits, there were eight runs scored in ten innings. It was a tie game up until the eighth when the AL scored three runs in one inning. Runs were scored by Mike Trout from the Los Angeles Angels, Shin-Soo Choo from the Texas Rangers, Alex Bregman from the Houston Astros, Aaron Judge from the New York Yankees, two runs scored by Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners, and two runs from George Springer from the Houston Astros totaling up to eight runs. Five of them were home runs. Chris Sale was the starting pitcher for the AL representing the Boston Red Sox giving up only one hit and allowing zero runs in the game. Sale has the lowest ERA this season with a 2.23 so he was a good pick to have as the starting pitcher for the AL.
From the National League…
Six runs were scored off seven hits. The NL was either down or tied the AL the first few innings throughout the entire game. Runs were scored by Scooter Gennett and Joey Votto both representing the Cincinnati Reds, Christian Yelich from the Milwaukee Brewers, Trevor Story from the Colorado Rockies, J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins, and the great Willson Contreras representing the Chicago Cubs. It was Contreras’ first time playing in the All-Star Game and he showed everyone up, hitting a home run for the NL. Max Scherzer was the starting pitcher at his home field allowing two hits and one run in the game. Scherzer has an ERA of 2.41 this season helping win 12 of 17 games he has pitched in as a Washington National.