Guerrero, Jr. Leads AL To All-Star Game Victory

Jonathan Grant | July 14th, 2021

The American League All-Stars just keep piling up the wins in the MLB All-Star Game. Tuesday night was their eighth straight win over the National League, and it was propelled by game MVP Vlad Guerrero, Jr.’s outstanding performance. The second-generation had the game’s highlight when he smashed a solo home run 468 feet to give the AL a 2-0 lead in the top of the third. Prior to that, Marcus Semien’s infield single had driven in Aaron Judge.

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Guerrero, Jr. then grounded out in the top of the fifth to drive a second run in, effectively sealing his MVP award win. Xander Bogaerts singled later in the same frame to make it 4-0 to the AL before JT Realmuto hit a solo blast of his own to get the NL on the board later in the same inning. Mike Zunino, however, hit another one-run shot in the top of the sixth to restore the three-run lead. The scoring in Denver was completed in the bottom of the sixth when Manny Machado scored on a passed ball. The 5-2 result saw Shohei Ohtani, the starting AL pitcher, pick up the win, Corbin Burnes the loss, and the save went to Liam Hendricks.

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