Jean Segura’s All-Star Game homer - and Nelson Cruz’s priceless reaction

Lynette Rowe
July 19, 2018

Alex Bregman won the MVP and got a Camero, but he still lost to Kyle Schwarber in the home run derby. The American League had a chance to finish off the National League when leading by two runs in the bottom of the ninth. Seven came in the seventh inning or later. After leading 2-1 since the third inning, the National League tied it up in the bottom of the 7th. Segura took advantage of the new life given to him after Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto dropped a fouled pop-up on the previous pitch, for which Votto was charged with an error.

Jean Segura belted a three-run shot for the American League, which leads the all-time series 44-43-2. Alex Bregman of the Astros took Stripling just over the wall in left for a go-ahead homer.

The American League continued their winning streak against the National League 8-6 in a record-breaking MLB All-Star Game at Nats Park, with a total of 10 homers from both teams.

It was the first MLB All-Star Game in the nation's capital since 1969.

While the power display entertained the fans who stuck around for the end of the 3 hour, 34-minute game, the one-dimensional exhibition won't allay any concerns about a sport that's becoming defined by home runs, strikeouts and walks.

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Story pulled his hands in and ripped an inside fastball from Charlie Morton down the left-field line and into the first row of bleachers.

So while Chicago may not have boasted more than half the National League starting lineup as they did two years ago, this might have been even better.

Aaron Judge of the Yankees started the scoring in the second inning with a lead-off homer against Washington's Max Scherzer, who started the game against left-hander Chris Sale from the Red Sox.

"Standard operation nowadays", Houston and AL manager A.J. Hinch said.

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