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Harper Wins Home Run Derby, Bregman Earns MVP As AL Wins All-Star Game

Harper Wins Home Run Derby, Bregman Earns MVP As AL Wins All-Star Game

Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper beat Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber in the finals of the Home Run Derby on Monday. Harper tied Schwarber’s 18 home runs in the final seconds of the round and hit the derby-winning home run in the 30-second bonus of the final round.

 

The American League beat the National League in the 89th All-Star game 8-6 in 10 innings, which consisted of 10 home runs between the two teams, which is an All-Star game record.

 

American League

Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hit a solo home run in the second inning before Angels center fielder Mike Trout hit a solo home run in the third. Mariners shortstop Jean Segura hit a three-run home run in the eighth. Finally, the AL sealed the deal when Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and center fielder George Springer hit back-to-back solo home runs before Indians left fielder Michael Brantley drove a run in with a sacrifice fly in the 10th.

 

Bregman’s home run in the 10th earned him All-Star Game MVP.

 

Shin-Soo Choo, the lone Ranger, hit a single and scored a run in his first All-Star game.

 

Red Sox ace Chris Sale started his third consecutive All-Star game with a strikeout in a scoreless first before Yankees ace Luis Severino struck out a pair in a scoreless second. Then, Rays lefty Blake Snell allowed a run in 1 2/3 innings before Tigers reliever Joe Jiménez picked up a strikeout to get out of the fourth. Then, Twins ace José Berríos pitched a scoreless fifth before Athletics closer Blake Treinen pitched a scoreless sixth. Next, Astros pitcher Charlie Morton gave up two runs in two innings before Mariners closer Edwin Díaz allowed two runs in the ninth. Finally, Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ closed out the game with a one-run 10th.

 

National League

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras hit a solo home run in the third before Rockies shortstop Trevor Story hit a solo home run in the seventh. Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich hit a solo home run in the eighth before second baseman Scooter Gennett hit a two-run home run to tie the game in the ninth. Finally, Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit a solo home run in the 10th.

 

Nationals ace Max Scherzer started third All-Star game, first time at his home ballpark, allowed a run in two innings before Mets ace Jacob deGrom allowed a run in the third. Then, Braves ace Mike Foltynewicz, Phillies ace Aaron Nola, Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress and Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez each pitched a scoreless inning before Brewers lefty Josh Hader allowed three runs, one earned, in 1/3 innings. Finally, Padres lefty Brad Hand pitched a scoreless three-out outing before Dodgers starter Ross Stripling allowed three runs in 1 2/3 innings.

 

The next Home Run Derby and the 90th All-Star game will take place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

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