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2018 MLB All-Star Game: Late homers give American League 8-6 win

Homers and strikeouts were the theme of the night

89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Scooter Gennett hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to force extra innings but Alex Bregman and George Springer went back-to-back in the 10th to help the American League to an 8-6 win. The game featured a record 10 home runs while both teams combined for nine walks and 25 strikeouts.

Aaron Judge hit a solo home run off of Max Scherzer in the second inning to put the A.L. in front 1-0. They would extend that lead an inning later when Mike Trout took Jacob deGrom deep to make it 2-0.

The National League would get on the board in the third as well on a solo shot by Wilson Contreras. The score would remain 2-1 until the seventh when Trevor Story tied things up with a line drive homer to left.

Things got crazy in the eighth when Joey Votto couldn’t handle a foul pop up near the first base dugout. He was charged with an error on the play and Jean Segura made him pay with a three-run home run on the next pitch to make it 5-2.

The NL would get one run back in the eighth on a solo shot by Christian Yelich. That set the stage for Gennett in the ninth.

The game wasn’t finished from there however. Following Bregman and Springer’s homers, the AL tacked on a sacrifice fly to take an 8-5 advantage into the bottom of the 10th. Votto greeted J.A. Happ with a long home run to right to make it 8-6. However, Happ recovered and retired the next three batters to end the game.

For the Braves, Freddie Freeman went 0-for-2 at the plate, flying out against Chris Sale in the first and grounding out against Snell in the third. Nick Markakis went 0-for-1 with a walk but was left stranded. Ozzie Albies entered the game in the sixth inning and went 0-for-1

Mike Foltynewicz came on to pitch in the third and produced a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout.

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