I thought the Home-Run Derby was last night? But I was apparently mistaken, as the balls were flying out in Washington tonight, the American League eventually prevailing in extra innings. Things remained tight in the early going, with the game tied at two after seven. Paul Goldschmidt struck out in his first plate appearance, but then pulled a Goldy, coming back from 0-2 down to draw a walk in his second, and was then replaced as the National League’s DH by Yadier Molina.
Former D-back Jean Segura was likely the MVP, giving the American League the lead with a three-run homer in the eighth. The NL came back, tying things up at 5-5 on a two-run shot by Scooter Gennett with one out in the ninth. But the AL burned Ross Stripling in the 10th, scoring three times to win their sixth All-Star Game in a row, and take the lead in the overall record 44-43-2. Neither Patrick Corbin nor Zack Greinke saw action. I am fine with that.
edbigghead is on the full recap, and that will be along in a bit.