Robinson Cano's solo home run off Wade Davis in the top of the 10th propelled the AL a 2-1 win, its fifth straight victory in the competition, and evened the all-time tally between the two leagues to 43 wins apiece. Being down in Miami about an hour and a half from where I live, that's better.
Then with the Chicago White Sox, Sale pitched the first inning of last year's game at San Diego and allowed a two-out home run to Kris Bryant.
A crowd of 37,188 mostly sat on its hands, perhaps a hangover effect from Monday night's Home Run Derby, which eclipsed the All-Star Game in hype and interest thanks to Aaron Judge's moon shots. "I give up my fair share of homers".
"There was a lot of adrenaline out there", Holland said. "Just a lot of excitement and a lot of good energy".
The interviews themselves had some fun moments. Next year's game will be at Washington, and the 2019 game will be in Cleveland. They won't be able to help him against the NL boppers in this year of the long ball, but he's not worrying about it. He will be joined on the broadcast by John Smoltz, who makes his second start as FOX Sports' All-Star Game analyst. Harper wore shoes that honored the late Jose Fernandez, the Marlins pitcher who was killed in a boat crash last September.
Tuesday marked the first extra-inning All-Star Game since 2008, a game that lasted 15 innings.
Just after the season started, Major League Baseball said there had been "productive discussions" about transitioning away from the logo.
The Marlins were awarded the 2000 game, only to have it yanked by Major League Baseball amid uncertainty about the future of the franchise amid a payroll purge following the 1997 World Series championship and with original owner H. Wayne Huizenga attempting to sell the team.
Cruz then said something about how it was a photo of the two oldest guys in the game, and he didn't even get ejected. "Everybody sells something, maybe". He thought the game still counted for home-field advantage in the World Series and wasn't sure if he would warrant playing time. Forbes has run with a few rumors and is now reporting that a group led by local business Jorge Mas has landed the team for $1.17 million, far below the $1.6 billion original asking price. Miguel Sano's shallow fly ball that dropped in between three Nationals in right field, scoring Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who had hit a two-out, sharp groundball up the third base line for a double. Cruz pulled a phone out of a uniform trousers pocket when he stepped to the plate and asked Molina to take a picture of him posing with West, who last month became the third ump to work 5,000 regular-season games.
The percentage of plate appearances resulting in home runs peaked at 2.99 percent in 2000, the height of the Steroids Era, according to data compiled by the commissioner's office.