American League Wins All-Star Game 4-2 in San Diego

American League's Salvador Perez, of the Kansas City Royals, congratulates teammate Eric Hosmer, of the Kansas City Royals, for Hosmer's MVP award in the MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in San Diego.

Eric Hozmer and Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals both hitting homers off former teammate Johnny Cuerto as they hope to defend their World Series title.

The NL squad jumped out to a 1-0 first-inning lead after Kris Bryant from the Chicago Cubs took the first pitch he saw from AL starter Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox deep into the left field seats.

The AL's second-inning pitcher, Corey Kluber, was credited with the win, while Cueto was handed the loss.

He didn't know if the one he hit in the second inning of Tuesday's All-Star Game would join them.

Players from the Central Divisions scored five of the six runs and the American League won 4-2 over the National League. National League teams, the Giants twice and the Cardinals once, won all three of those World Series. His teammates all left the dugout to embrace him, which was a really cool thing to see. Despite that, there were three home runs. Major League Baseball did not honor Ortiz on Tuesday only out of benevolence; he remains, in his final campaign, more recognizable than nearly all of the other players present in San Diego. Yet the American League was designated as the home team, meaning that the Padres' representatives, Wil Myers and Drew Pomeranz - and, for that matter, Manager Andy Green, who was on Collins' coaching staff - had to move their stuff to the visitors' clubhouse, something Myers called "definitely different". As he did with his home run in the previous inning, Hosmer hit the ball hard to the opposite field, this time blasting a one-hopper 110 miles per hour at NL third baseman Bryant. Our honest apologies and regrets go out to everybody who witnessed this shameful act, to our fellow Canadians, to Major League Baseball, to our friends, families, fans and to all those affected. Their best opportunity to stage a rally came in the top of the 8th inning when, with the bases loaded and down 4-2, St. Louis' outstanding rookie Aledmys Diaz, faced Houston reliever Will Harris with the bases loaded and two outs. "Try to do something different and get fresh for after the break and try to have the best time". "So that was a cool moment, I thought", Yost said.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Red Sox DH David Ortiz wore spikes with gold-colored bottoms and matching batting gloves to mark his 10th All-Star game selection.

And if they're playing in a National League park, per normal rules, shouldn't the DH be ... oh, right. "One of the reasons for that is our players play this game for something".

Then, finally, it was time to play ball. Bogaerts doubled with one away, and Hosmer singled home Edwin Encarnacion, who pinch-ran for Ortiz.

The A.L. cut its deficit to 43-42 with two ties - including the infamous 7-7, 11-inning game at Milwaukee in 2002 that sparked baseball officials to link Series home field to the All-Stars the following year.

"But what he didn't know is I wanted the team to go out and meet him". Only once, in 86 previous All-Star Games, had any player hit a home run off a pitcher he had played with the year before.

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