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American League wins All Star Game 8-6

Machado’s Last Game in an Oriole Uniform

July 18, 2018 - 7:26 am

By Austin Medina  

The All-Star game started with two of the league’s best pitchers, as both Nationals’ Max Scherzer and Red Sox Chris Sale got the start.

In the top of the 2nd inning, young Yankees star Aaron Judge roped a solo homerun off Scherzer. Judge’s no doubter gave the American League a 1-0 lead.

In the 3rd inning, Angels star Mike Trout welcomed Mets ace Jacob deGrom to the game as he followed up with a solo homerun of his own.

The National League answered back with a homerun by Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras to cut the deficit to 2-1.

After three scoreless innings, the National League tied the game up at 2-2 as Rockies shortstop Trevor Story hit a solo homerun.

Orioles star Manny Machado finished the game 0-2 and left the stadium early in what appeared to be him leaving for his newest team. The Orioles are reportedly dealing him to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The American League didn’t accept the tie for too long, as Mariners infielder Jean Segura parked a three-run homerun to give the A.L. a 5-2 lead.

Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich joined the home-run party as he hit the fifth solo homerun of the night to shrink the lead to 5-3.

In the bottom of the 9th inning, Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett tied the game 5-5 with a two run homerun off Mariners pitcher Edwin Diaz.

The Astros star batters got into the mix in the top of the 10th as both Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back homeruns to regain the lead, 7-5.

Joey Votto did his best to fight back, adding a homerun in the bottom of the 10th, though the A.L. held on to a 8-6 victory.

Astros Alex Bregman, who hit the go-ahead homerun in the 10th inning, was named the All Star Game MVP.