Good morning everyone and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Brewer Daily News. This morning, we’ll be taking a look at last night’s All-Star Game, which the American League won over the National League for the first time since 2009. In the game, two Milwaukee Brewers made their All-Star debuts.
The 84th annual All-Star Game took place in New York City last night at Citi Field, home of the Mets with the American League winning 3-0 over the National League. As a result of winning the game, the American League will receive home-field advantage in this year’s World Series.
For the AL, led by Detroit Tigers‘ manager Jim Leyland, the ball was handed to Tigers’ starting pitcher Max Scherzer. On the opposite side, the NL’s manager Bruce Bochy gave Mets’ starter Matt Harvey the nod to make his first All-Star start.
After the first two batters, Harvey settled down and pitched two scoreless innings while striking out three. On the AL side, Scherzer pitched one perfect inning before Chris Sale took over in the second inning.
Both teams were held scoreless until the fourth inning when the AL struck for a run. Jose Bautista hit a sacrifice fly that was able to score Miguel Cabrera and the AL wouldn’t stop there. In the fifth, J.J. Hardy grounded into a fielder’s choice, but Adam Jones scored on the play. Patrick Corbin and Cliff Lee were tagged for one run a piece in the fourth and fifth innings.
In the eighth inning, Jason Kipnis hit a double off of the NL’s Craig Kimbrel that scored Salvador Perez. Ultimately, the NL was held to only three hits while Sale received the win, Corbin the loss and Joe Nathan picked up the save. New York Yankees‘ closer Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect eighth and was the recipient of the game’s MVP award.
Brewer wise, Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez both hit in the bottom of the eighth against Rivera and were unsuccessful at the plate, both grounding out. All MLB teams have the next two days off. On Friday, the Brewers will host the Miami Marlins for a three-game series.