This was an All Star Game that featured a power surge of epic proportions, 13 of the 14 runs scored came via the home run ball. The game no longer "counts", but it did go to extra innings before the American League extended its winning streak to seven.
Max Scherzer stranded two runners in the top of the 1st, before Javy Baez led off the bottom of the inning with a single against Chris Sale. Javy got stranded and Aaron Judge took Scherzer deep to left in the 2nd to give the AL a 1-0 lead. Mike Trout took the now short-haired Jacob DeGrom out to dead center for a 2-0 lead in the 3rd.
The best catcher in the National League got the home team on the board in the bottom of the 3rd. Willson Contreras hit a laser beam homer over the wall in left off of the Rays Blake Snell. Willson has homered on the first big league pitch he saw and the first pitch he saw in the All Star Game.
Things stayed right there all the way to the bottom of the 7th inning, when Trevor Story of the Rockies hit a solo-shot off of the Astros Charlie Morton to tie the game at 2-2. Brewers relief ace Josh Hader came on in the 8th and imploded just like his team has recently. Shin-Soo Choo of the Rangers and the Astros George Springer singled. Jean Segura of the Mariners appeared to foul out, but Joey Votto dropped it for an error, I feel like Votto has done something like this recently. Anyway, Segura slammed the next pitch for a three-run bomb to left to make it 5-2 Junior Circuit. Wish I could say it was the worst thing Hader did tonight.
Morton allowed a homer to Christian Yelich in the bottom of the 8th inning to cut the lead to 5-3. Edwin "Sugar" Diaz of the Mariners came on to get the save in the 9th inning. The Marlins J.T. Realmuto drew a walk with one out which set the stage for Scooter Gennett. A grown man named Scooter blasted a game-tying two-run bomb to right. So the game that didn't count went to extra innings.
Ross Stripling of the Dodgers had finished the 9th and stayed on for the 10th inning. Alex Bregman of the Astros took Stripling just over the wall in left for a go-ahead homer. Then Springer followed with another blast to left, have the Dodgers ever given up extra inning runs to the Astros before? I'll have to look it up later. Michael Brantley hit a sacrifice fly to score Segura and make it 8-5 AL. J.A. Happ of the Jays gave up a homer to Joey Votto before closing out the 8-6 win. Alex Bregman won the MVP and got a Camero, but he still lost to Kyle Schwarber in the home run derby.