All-Star Game: AL gets 8th straight win over NL


American League’s starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, of the Los Angeles Angeles, throws during the first inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was named the MVP of the All-Star Game after hitting a long, solo homer and drive in two runs to lead the American League to its eighth straight win over the National League, 5-2.

Mike Zunino was also homered.

Xander Bogaerts had two of the AL’s nine hits, including an RBI single.

Winning pitcher Shohei Ohtani worked a perfect first inning and went 0-for-2 as the first player to be named to the game as a hitter and a pitcher.

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