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American League extends win streak over National League to nine

The AL took home a 3-2 win over the NL on Tuesday night in LA. We recap the game.

The MLB All-Star game logo is worn by Hanser Alberto #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers before a game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on July 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The 2022 All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 19 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. First pitch is set for 8 p.m. ET after introductions, and the game will air on Fox. The American League has turned the tide in this series and heads into the game with a 46-43-2 record against the National League. The A.L. has won eight games in a row, as the N.L. is looking for its first win at the Midsummer Classic since 2012.

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Bottom of the 9th: Cleveland Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase is on for the save. He strikes out Cooper for the first out. He follows that up by striking out Schwarber. Clase gets all three as he fans Cronenworth to end the game.

Top of the 9th: Pittsburgh Pirates reliever David Bednar to the mound pitching against Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager who grounds out to first for a quick out. Espinal draws the walk for the first runner of the inning. Trevino grounds out to short, but the N.L. can only get the runner at first for the second out. Martinez grounds out to third for the final out, and the N.L. has one more shot.

Bottom of the 8th: Yankees closer Clay Holmes to the mound. Riley drives a ball to right to give the N.L. its first hit in seven innings. Colorado Rockies' first baseman C.J. Cron grounds one to third, but beats at the throw to first to avoid the double play. Swanson drives one to center, but it easily caught by Julio Rodriguez. Baker goes to the pen once again. Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendricks takes the mound against d’Arnaud. He hits a fly ball to center for the final out, and we head to the ninth.

Top of the 8th: St. Louis Cardinals closer Ryan Helsley is on the mound pitching to Seattle Mariners utility man Ty France. He strikes out on a curveball down and away. Helsley faces Arraez and clocks in at 103 for a fastball. Arraez knocks a single as the ball took a nasty hop over the second baseman. Benintendi doesn’t put up much of a fight and goes down swinging for out number two. Rodriguez pops out to right field to end the inning.

Bottom of the 7th: Baltimore Orioles reliever Jorge Lopez is pitching, and Philadelphia Phillies slugger Kyle Schwarber grounds out for a quick first out. Jake Cronenworth follows this up with another quick ground out. Dusty Baker goes to the pen, and Gregory Soto of the Detroit Tigers will enter the game. Chicago Cubs switch hitter Ian Happ will face him and draws a walk. Juan Soto faces Gregory Soto, and Juan grounds out for the final out.

Top of the 7th: Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams is pitching for the N.L. Toronto Blue Jays infielder Santiago Espinal grounds out to short to start the inning. Trevino hits a single down the line. J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox goes down on strikes for the second out. Tucker pops out to third in foul territory, and we head to the 7th inning stretch.

Bottom of the 6th: Nestor Corte from the New York Yankees is on the mound pitching to his teammate, catcher Jose Trevino. Austin Riley of the Atlanta Braves comes to the plate, but strikes out on a high heater. Pete Alonso fights to a full count and draws the walk. Riley’s teammate Dansby Swanson is next to bat. He grooves one to center field, but it is caught. The third Braves hitter of the inning is at the plate with catcher Travis d’Arnaud. Cortes apparently hits him on top of the foot so the runner is on. Garrett Cooper of the Marlins is up. Cortes blows one past him for a strikeout to end the frame.

Top of the 6th: Joe Mantiply from the Arizona Diamondbacks is now on the mound, and Andrew Benintendi of the Kansas City Royals grounds out to first. Julio Rodriguez, who made the finals of Monday’s Home Run Derby, grounds out to second base in his first at-bat of the game. Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts goes down swinging for the final out of the inning.

Bottom of the 5th: Martin Perez of the Texas Rangers to the mound. McNeil grounds out to second for the first out. Acuna smokes it up the middle but right into a shift for an out. Soto is up for his second at-bat and hits a ground out up the middle for the final out.

Top of the 5th: Luis Castillo from the Cincinnati Reds is on the mound as Miguel Cabrera grounds out for the first out of the inning. Kyle Tucker of the Houston Astros battles hard but goes down looking for the second out. Jose Ramirez bloops one into no man’s land for a single. Luis Arraez from the Minnesota Twins strikes out to end the inning.

Bottom of the 4th: Paul Blackburn from the Oakland Athletics is on the mound to start the fourth. Turner flies out to first to lead off the inning. Contreras grounds to third, but Ramirez commits an error so the catcher is safe at first. The 22-year veteran Albert Pujols is pinch-hitting. He flies out deep to left field for the second out. Pederson strikes out to end the inning.

Top of the 4th: Tony Gonsolin of the hometown Los Angeles Dodgers comes into the game to face Jose Ramirez. He hits a single into left center. Guerrero hits a ball to deep center, but it runs out of legs and falls short of the fence for out number one. Stanton crushes a two-run home run to left field, and this game is tied. Buxton hits a mammoth home run on a fastball up and out of the zone, 3-2 A.L. Gonsolin is having a rough outing as Anderson sneaks a grounder past the shortstop for a single. Gimenez is up for his second at-bat and strikes out after the catcher holds on to a foul tip. Kirk grounds out to the shortstop for the third out of the inning.

Bottom of the 3rd: Framber Valdez from the Houston Astros takes the mound to face Juan Soto. He puts up a good at-bat and forces a full count. The Home Run Derby champ grounds out to second for the first out of the inning. Machado heads to the plate for his second at-bat. He grounds out to Anderson at short. Freddie Freeman pinch hits for Goldschmidt. He grounds out to second base to end the inning.

Top of the 3rd: Joe Musgrove from the San Diego Padres takes the mound for the N.L. Musgrove gets the strikeout over Gimenez. Kirk sends a weak hit toward center, but Jeff McNeil brings it in. Ohtani draws a walk in his second at-bat. Judge strikes out to end the inning.

Bottom of the 2nd: Alek Manoah from the Toronto Blue Jays takes the mound and is mic’d up. He strikes out William Contreras. Pederson proves to be a tough out as he continues to foul off pitches. Pederson goes down to a fastball up and out of the zone. Manoah throws a curve down and in, and it hits McNeil on the foot. Manoah strikes out Acuna to end the inning.

Top of the 2nd: Sandy Alcantara from the Miami Marlins is on the mound for the N.L. He strikes out Stanton on three pitches. Buxton fared marginally better as he was sat down on four pitches. Anderson manages to put it in play but hits a weak ground ball to first to end the inning.

Bottom of the 1st: Acuna hits the second pitch of the inning and drills it down the third baseline for a double. The ball hit the sound guy on a hop who couldn’t get out of the way in time, but still a two-bagger for Acuna. Mookie sends a grounder up the middle for an RBI single that scores Acuna. Machado grounds one up the middle of a double play where Gimenez threw it behind his back and Anderson finished the turn. Goldschmidt CRUSHES a ball to left center for a solo shot. Turner follows it up with a rope to left field for a single. Willson Contreras strikes out to end the inning.

Top of the 1st: Ohtani says that he is only concerned about “first pitch, first swing, that’s it” and makes his way to the plate. He wasn’t kidding as he ropes the first pitch back up the middle for a single. Kershaw erases the hit as he picks off Ohtani. Judge then strikes out. Kershaw gets out to an 0-2 count on Devers, but the third baseman battles back to draw a full count walk. Guerrero Jr. grounds a ball to shortstop for the third out.

The starting lineups in the All-Star Game don’t mean a lot as they tend to make many changes throughout the game. Even so, here is the starting lineup for each team for tonight’s game as well as their stats.

American League batting order

  1. DH Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels, 1-1 single, BB
  2. RF Aaron Judge, New York Yankees, 0-2, 2 Ks
  3. 3B Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox, 0-0 BB
  4. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays, 0-2
  5. LF Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees, 1-2, HR, 2 RBI K
  6. CF Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins (replaced Mike Trout), 1-2, HR, K
  7. SS Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox, 1-2
  8. 2B Andres Gimenez, Cleveland Guardians (replaced Jose Altuve), 0-2, 2 Ks
  9. C Alejandro Kirk, Toronto Blue Jays, 0-2

SP: Shane McClanahan, Tampa Bay Rays

National League batting order

  1. RF Ronald Acuna Jr, Atlanta Braves, 1-3, 2B, K
  2. CF Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-1 RBI single
  3. 3B Manny Machado. San Diego Padres, 0-2
  4. 1B Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals, 1-1 HR
  5. SS Trea Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-2
  6. C Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs, 0-2 K, reached on error
  7. DH William Contreras, Atlanta Braves (replaced Bryce Harper), 0-1 K
  8. LF Joc Pederson, San Francisco Giants, 0-2, 2 Ks
  9. 2B Jeff McNeil, New York Mets (replaced Jazz Chisholm), 0-1, HBP

SP Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

When it comes to picks, you are limited with the All-Star game. Due to the revolving door of the lineups, there aren’t any prop bets available for the game because there is no telling how long each player may play. That leaves you with making picks based on the run line, total score, moneyline and who you think will win MVP.

At DraftKings Sportsbook, the run total is set at 7.5, with the American League having -105 odds and the National League having -115 moneyline odds. Ohtani has the best odds to win MVP installed at +390. He is followed by Judge (+500), Guerrero Jr. (+600), Betts (+750), and Stanton (+950) as the hitters with the best odds to win the award. Pitchers aren’t given odds for MVP.