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AL Wins 4th Straight All-Star Game, Hosmer Wins MVP

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On Tuesday night the stars were out for the 87th MLB All-Star game as the American League defeated the National League 4-2, winning the leagues fourth straight mid-summer classic.

A wonderful night in San Diego allowed all baseball fans the opportunity to see the future of the game compete as well as witness the great career of David Ortiz wind down towards to his impending retirement.

The game wasn’t wasn’t without any drama, as once again as they did in the 2015 World Series, the Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez stole the show and helped lead the AL to victory.

The NL struck first when they scored a run in the opening inning as Kris Bryant hit a two-out smash to left field to put his teammates up early 1-0.

The lead would quickly fade away as the AL squad scored three runs in the bottom of the second on a solo homer from Hosmer and a two run shot from Perez to put the AL up for good at 3-1.

In the following inning, Hosmer, the games MVP, struck again when he singled in Edwin Encarnacion to extend the lead to 4-1.

In the top of the fourth, the Marlins Marcell Ozuna singled home Giants catcher Buster Posey to pull the NL within two runs at 4-2, but that is the closest the NL squad would get as the AL pitching staff took over, shutting down the NL offense for the rest of the game.

Game Notes

The game was played n front of 42,386 fans, which was nearly a sell out. (Petco Park capacity – 42,445).

Team RISP: AL 1 for 5, NL 1 for 8

Team LOB: AL – 7 , NL – 10

Top Performers

AL
Eric Hosmer – 2 for 3, HR, 2 RBI
Salvador Perez – 1 for 2, HR, 2 RBI
Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2 for 2

NL
Kris Bryant – 1 for 2, HR, RBI
Daniel Murphy – 2 for 3
Marcel Ozuna – 1 for 2, RBI

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