Tuesday, July 11, 2017

American League WIns All-Star Game

     Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners hit a solo home run to right field in the 10th inning as the American League beat the National League 2-1 in the 88th Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Marlins Park on Tuesday night. Cano was named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Game. It was the first All-Star Game to not decide World Series home-field advantage for the first time since 2002 in Milwaukee.
      Both the American League and National League are now tied with 43 wins, 43 losses and two ties each in the Mid-Summer Classic. It is the first time that the American League and National League has been tied with overall wins since it was 16-16 in 1960.
     The American League has been victorious for the past five years and 17 of the last 21 games. It was the first extra-inning contest since 2008 at Yankee Stadium in New York.
      The American League pulled ahead 1-0 in the top of the fifth. Jonathan Scoop of the Baltimore Orioles doubled to shallow left field and later scored on a single by Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins near the right-field foul line.
      The National League tied the contest 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning. Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals belted a solo home run to right field on a 2-2 pitch.

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