American League Takes Down National League 3-2 to Secure Ninth Straight All-Star Game Victory

Updated: Sep 12

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Once again, the National League is left scratching their heads after yet another loss in the All-Star game. This one started off well for them, as Clayton Kershaw started it off by pitching a scoreless inning in his home ballpark. He even hyped up the home crowd by picking Shohei Ohtani off at 1st base. The momentum carried over to the bottom of the 1st, as the NL bats knocked around Tampa Bay ace Shane Mclanahan.

Mookie Betts started the scoring off with an RBI single, followed by St. Louis slugger Paul Goldschmidt with a solo homerun to left. That was all the offense the National League would see until the eighth inning.

Cleveland All-Stars were on full display from the very beginning. Andres Gimenez started it off with an outstanding backhanded flip to Tim Anderson to start a double play that. He then followed that up with a nice play in short right field later in the game. Unfortunately, Gimenez went 0-2 at the plate with two strikeouts. Jose Ramirez picked his teammate up, as he went 2-2 in the game, making him 4-7 lifetime in All-Star Games.

One of Jose’s singles was in the fourth, which allowed Giancarlo Stanton to come up to bat with a man on base. Stanton proceeded