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Late homer lifts American League to 2-1 win

Pitching dominated as the AL defeated the NL 2-1 in 10 innings.

MLB: All Star Game-Batting Practice Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead home run in the 10th inning to deliver a 2-1 win to the American League in the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.

Dominant pitching was the theme throughout the night. Max Scherzer and Chris Sale set the tone early with pitching staffs carrying it through the remainder of the game and into extra innings.

After four scoreless innings to start, the American League got on the board first in the fifth against the Dodgers Alex Wood. Jonathan Schoop doubled with two outs and scored on a bloop single by Miguel Sano for the first run of the game. Sano’s pop nestled just inside the right field foul line and just out of the reach of Bryce Harper.

The National League answered back in the sixth and tied the game with a solo home run by Yadier Molina off of Ervin Santana. Neither team would score again until the 10th when Cano put the AL ahead for good.

Ender Inciarte entered the game in the sixth inning and lined out in his first at bat. He came to the plate again in the 10th but grounded out on a nice play back up the middle by Francisco Lindor.

Jose Ramirez, Yonder Alonso and Nolan Arenado finished with two hits each.

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