MIAMI (AP) — A brand new-look All-Star Recreation ended with an previous-time rating.
Robinson Cano homered off Cubs nearer Wade Davis main off the tenth inning and the American League beat the Nationwide League 2-1 Tuesday night time in an All-Star Recreation dominated by this period’s flame-throwers, moderately than its standout sluggers.
Craig Kimbrel wiggled out of a jam within the ninth and proper fielder Justin Upton made a lunging catch within the tenth to assist the AL win its fifth in a row. And for the primary time since 1964, the rivalry is all even — forty three wins apiece with two ties, and both sides has scored precisely 361 runs.
Miguel Sano put the AL forward within the fifth with a bloop RBI single off Alex Wooden. Yadier Molina tied it within the sixth with a house run towards Ervin Santana.
Molina had simply entered behind the plate within the prime half and snapped off an All-Star first — Nelson Cruz pulled a telephone out of his uniform pants and requested the catcher to snap a photograph of him with umpire Joe West.
Davis wasn’t with the Cubs final fall once they gained the World Collection for the primary time in 108 years. He was acquired in a commerce from Kansas Metropolis to fortify the bullpen, and was the one Cubs participant on this showcase. Chicago has struggled this season, going into the break at forty three-forty five.
Cano, the sport’s MVP, despatched a dangling curve off the again wall of the fitting-area bullpen, then blew a bubble together with his gum when rounding the bases.
Cano’s homer got here precisely 50 years after the earlier All-Star Recreation to finish 2-1 in additional innings, when Tony Perez hit a tiebreaking fifteenth-inning homer off Catfish Hunter within the NL’s 2-1 win at Anaheim, California. Perez, now a Marlins government, was amongst eight Latin-born Corridor of Famers who threw out ceremonial first pitches.
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