Home run record set as AL tops NL in All-Star Game


Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and outfielder George Springer hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th inning, giving the American League a 7-5 lead in the 89th edition of the showdown.

Mike Trout from the Angels extended it to 2-0 in the third when he hit a solo homer off Jacob deGrom of the Mets.

Scooter Gennett of the Reds tied the game in the ninth with a two-run homer off Diaz.

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Making the start on the mound for the National League in front of his home fans, Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer threw some serious heat through two innings on the bump, fanning four batters in the process.

The National League wasn't going to go quietly, and the Reds' Joey Votto added a solo homer in the bottom of the 10th. The game no longer "counts", but it did go to extra innings before the American League extended its winning streak to seven. Being able to be on this field with such great players on both sides.

It was the fifth time the All-Star Game had been played in Washington, and the first since the club's 33-year hiatus away from the nation's capital. After Segura's three-run homer in the eighth, Christian Yelich of the Brewers hit another solo homer off Morton in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 5-3. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the catcher is the first in MLB history to hit the first pitch he saw in the majors along with the All-Star Game for a home run.

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Neither squad plated a run for the next three innings, before the National League's lumber heated up.

The American League led most of the game, but the National League caught up on several occasions.

The American League continued its five-year winning streak for its sixth win against the National League in six years. I sorta wanna meet Bregman's mom now.

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