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Freddy Peralta becomes first Brewers pitcher to strike out the side in an All-Star Game as NL loses 5-2 to AL

Peralta strikes out three, Burnes allowed two runs in two innings, and Narvaez went 1-for-2

91st MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

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The winning streak for the AL is up to 8 games. They took the lead in the second and never looked back as they won 5-2. The NL remains winless since 2012, which is the last time they won an All-Star Game.

Let’s focus on the Brewers that appeared in the game. Corbin Burnes was the first Brewer to get into the game, entering the game in relief in the second inning. Burnes was the only pitcher in the game who pitched more than 1 inning. He struggled to start in the game, walking Aaron Judge to start, then allowed a double to Rafael Devers. Marcus Semien followed with a single to put the AL up 1-0. Burnes got out of the inning with no more damage, striking out Salvador Perez and getting a double play from Teoscar Hernandez. Burnes also pitched the third. He allowed a home run to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and a single to Xander Bogaerts, but that was it.

Omar Narvaez entered the game next, coming in as a defensive replacement in the sixth inning. He ended up getting two plate appearances. The first resulted in a groundout. Narvaez got a single in his second at-bat. He then tried to advance on a wild pitch, but a lucky bounce off the backstop allowed catcher Mike Zunino to throw out Narvaez at second.

However, Narvaez may have contributed in another way, and that is when he got to catch for Freddy Peralta when Peralta entered the game in the seventh inning. Peralta was lights out in his inning of work. He threw a toal of twelve pitches. Ten of them were strikes. All three batters he faced were strikeouts. It’s the first time in franchise history that a Brewers pitcher struck out the side in an All-Star Game.

That would be it for the Brewers in this game. Josh Hader did not enter the game. Brandon Woodruff was present at the game, but had withdrawn since he pitched the Sunday before the All-Star Game.

The Brewers players all now get two more days off before the season resumes on Friday. The second half of the season will kick off Friday evening in Cincinnati against the Reds.