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American League defeats National League 8-6, Christian Yelich home run highlight for Brewers

All five Brewers played in the game.

MLB: All Star Game Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

WP: Edwin Diaz
LP: Ross Stripling
SV: J.A. Happ

HR: Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, Jean Segura, Alex Bregman, George Springer, Willson Contreras, Trevor Story, Christian Yelich, Scooter Gennett, Joey Votto

Box Score

It was a home-run filled All-Star Game in Washington tonight. What it came down to was the Amercian League out-homering the National League. 13 of the 14 runs in the game were scored via the home run. The only run driven in without a home run was done by Michael Brantley in the 10th inning, when he hit a sacrifice fly to account for the American League’s last run.

It was all solo home runs to start the game, with each team hitting two through the seventh inning. In the eighth, Jean Segura hit a 3-run home run off Josh Hader to give the AL a 5-2 lead. Christian Yelich hit a solo home run to cut the deficit, and then a two-run home run by Scooter Gennett tied the game at 5-5. The game went into extra innings, where two solo home runs by Alex Bregman and George Springer upped the lead to 7-5, and a sacrifice fly made it 8-5. Joey Votto closed it to 8-6 with another solo home run, but that was all the National League could do.

All five Brewers representatives did get to play in the game. Here’s a summary of how each of them went.

  • Jeremy Jeffress was the first Brewer into the game. He pitched the top of the sixth inning and started by walking Nelson Cruz. He then needed just seven pitches to finish up the inning, getting outs from Alex Bregman, Aaron Judge, and Francisco Lindor.
  • Lorenzo Cain also came into the game as a defensive replacement in the top of the sixth inning. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
  • Christian Yelich joined Cain in the sixth as well. Yelich helped the National League make a comeback as he hit a home run in the eighth to cut the AL’s lead to 5-3. Overall, he was 1-for-3 in the game.
  • Jesus Aguilar came into the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning. He was 0-for-2 in the game.
  • Josh Hader came in to the game in relief in the eighth inning. Unforunately, he struggled against the five batters he faced. He allowed two singles to two of the first three batters he faced, then a home run by Jean Segura gave the AL a 5-2 lead. A single by Mitch Moreland after that ended Hader’s night in the game.

To finish up, here are some pictures from the All-Star Game of the Brewers at the game. The Brewers are back in action on Friday night when they take on the Dodgers at Miller Park.