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

American League defeated National League 4-2

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LG PATTERSON/MLB PHOTOS

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

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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