The American League bested the National League, 4-3, to win their seventh straight All-Star Game.
The AL was the first on the board and didn’t give up the lead for the entirety of the game. Alex Bregman got aboard with a base hit and finished his trip around the bases with the help of an RBI double from teammate Michael Brantley. Clayton Kershaw was credited with this earned run.
A pair of hits off of Walker Buehler in the fifth inning added to their total, putting the AL up by two runs.
Charlie Blackmon came in clutch in the sixth inning with a solo homer to give the NL a bit of confidence back, knowing they were just down 2-1. That confidence was quickly snatched from their hands, as the AL went on to score two more runs in the seventh to take a 4-1 lead.
The fight was not over, because rookie sensation and recently crowned Home Run Derby champ Pete Alonso hit a bases-loaded single to put them right back within one.
Unfortunately, the NL was unable to make a comeback against Aroldis Chapman struck out the side to end the game.
Five Dodgers players participated in this year’s All-Star Game, along with NL manager Dave Roberts. Overall, it was not the brightest day for the boys in blue.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was the starting pitcher for the NL and tossed a scoreless inning. He only gave up a leadoff hit to George Springer, but it was smooth sailing to get out of the inning. Ryu only needed 12 pitches to get the job done.
Clayton Kershaw came in behind Ryu to pitch the second inning and gave up a run from two hits. Since the AL never surrendered the lead they gained off of Kershaw, he earned the loss. Kershaw made 16 pitches in his 2019 All-Star Game outing.
Walker Buehler pitched the fifth inning and also gave up a run from two hits. He struck out two batters and got out of the inning in 19 pitches total.
The Dodgers didn’t fare any better at the plate, going ofer. Cody Bellinger went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts while Max Muncy also went 0-for-2 but only had one strikeout.
The highlight of the Dodgers’ night was Max Muncy’s incredible play with Pete Alonso in the sixth inning. That’s what an All-Star second baseman is made of!
Max making the home crowd Mad. pic.twitter.com/tdVKD1idyw— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 10, 2019
2019 All-Star Game particulars
WP: Masahiro Tanaka (1-0), 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
LP: Clayton Kershaw (0-1), 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K
SV: Aroldis Chapman (1), 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K
Home runs: Charlie Blackmon, Joey Gallo