The MLB hosted its annual All-Star game at Dodger Stadium this week on July 19. This was the first time in 42 years that the All-Star game was hosted at Dodger Stadium. With LA Dodger Clayton Kershaw on the mound as starting pitcher, he started the game off pitching against Shohei Ohtani who hit a clean lead-off single against Kershaw.
Ohtani May have become too overzealous as Kershaw properly threw them out at the first base. With this being the top of the first things fans were in for an exciting All-Star game.
At the bottom of the first Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a leader of double for the National League getting traction and putting them in a good position. LA dodger Mookie Betts followed Acuna‘s double with an RBI single putting the National League on the board.
Their American League responded at the bottom of the first with a beautiful double play by Giménez. With this back-and-forth action, Paul Goldschmidt joined the fund with a solo home run putting the National League up 2-0. Paul Goldschmidt has been on a tear recently and continued it in the All-Star game with a 415 feet homerun knocking it over the wall.
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This All-Star game was packed with action as pitchers were striking out the best of hitters. Musgrove struck out Yankees Aaron Judge in the top of the 3rd. With the score being 2-0 Giancarlo Stanton knocks down a two-run homer tying the lead a 2-2.
Stanton has been a beast for the New York Yankees and crushed this homerun knocking it 457 feet a further distance than Paul Goldschmidt‘s previously. Stanton has played a major role in the New York Yankees’ success and with his 24 home runs at the All-Star break he has continued his high-level performance.
Byron Buxton followed the performance of these previous two mentioned knocking down a home run of his own increasing the lead to 3-2. The American League pitchers held the National League from a hit from the 2nd through the seventh inning. To finish the game in the bottom of the ninth it was a manual class say to seal the win for the American League as he struck out Jay Cronenworth.
The American League was able to get the better of the National League once again.
Giancarlo Stanton MVP
Overall, this was an All-Star experience to be remembered as these athletes performed at a high level and gave the fans a great show. New York Yankee Giancarlo Stanton was named MLB 2022 All-Star game MVP after using his 457-foot two-run homer.
Furthermore, the American League proved to be the more dominant league as it’s one of its ninth straight All-Star victories in recent years. The American League will face off against the National League at T-Mobile Park next year in Seattle in hopes of continuing their winning streak.
History was made and streaks were continued this can only make me look forward to the future of MLB as it is getting more exciting every year.
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