The annual Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game is a premier event that is highly anticipated by both players and fans alike. This year’s game was played between the American League (AL) and the National League (NL) at the Globe Life Park in Texas. On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, the AL was crowned the winner with a final score of 4-3.
In this article, we will discuss who won the MLB All-Star Game, the key players that played a role in the AL’s victory, and the highlights of the game.
Overview of The MLB All-Star Game
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual showcase of some of the best players in professional baseball. The game traditionally pits the all-stars from the American League against the National League’s top players. This year’s game was played on July 9th at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., and it was contested by teams managed by Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch and Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell. The game has been held since 1933 and has become a popular summer event that draws millions of viewers around the world every year. It is especially exciting for MLB fans, as it provides a unique chance to see some of the greatest players competing on one stage, while also highlighting amazing feats and inspiring performances from other all-stars not usually featured during the regular season games. The American League presented formidable opposition this year and went on to beat the National League 4-3 in 10 innings, with Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals) taking home MVP honors for his three scoreless innings in relief for the NL team. This marked the sixth consecutive victory for the American League over its national rivals and surpassed its previous record streak of four consecutives wins from 1972 to 1975.
The American League Wins
The American League scored four runs in the top of the tenth inning to defeat the National League in the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It marked the seventeenth time in the last 18 years that the American League team has won the All-Star game. The victory was also the sixth consecutive victory for the American League over the National League.
Let’s take a closer look at how the American League was able to secure the victory.
Overview of The American League’s Performance
Since the All-Star Game began in 1933, the American League has had a distinct edge over the National League with 45 wins to the NL’s 39. After taking a decade off for 2002-2009 due to controversy that resulted in a tie game in 2002, the AL defeated the NL 5-4 at the 2010 All-Star Game. The American League is usually favored at the beginning of each season and then NL adjusted betting odds based on where teams stand midway through.
The AL continued its run with strong performances from 2011 to 2019 and capped off its 34th win since 2001with an 8-6 defeat ofits NL counterpartin 2020. The American League represents all 15 MLB teams from east to west coast and is broken down by three divisions – East, Central, and West. The East Division includes the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays while Central Division teams include Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins.The West Division includes Astros (recently moved to AL), Angels (LAA), Athletics, Mariners and Rangers. Each of these divisions contributes players—and fans—to attend this showcase event every year during July’s summer month.
Although winning isn’t always important in Major League Baseball games such as this one victory remains an everlasting memory for players—and leagues alike!
Highlights of The Game
On July 9, 2019, the American League won the MLB All-Star Game by a score of 4-3 over the National League. This marked the seventh consecutive win for the American League in this highly competitive game. Here are some highlights of the game that led to their victory:
The starting lineup for the American League featured power hitters such as Cleveland’s Carlos Santana and Tampa Bay’s Tommy Pham, while New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivered a scoreless start in his first All-Star appearance in 2019. In their tenth inning rally, Toronto’s Freddy Galvis drove in Jonathan Villar with an RBI single to break a tie and take back the lead for the AL. It was Los Angeles Dodger’s Clayton Kershaw who came into close out victory for American League as he earned a two-inning save with no runs allowed.Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers picked up an award as he became MVP of the 96th Midsummer Classic after he went 2 for 4 including two crucial hits, one double and one walk – both leading to runs scored en route to American League’s victory.
Reaction to The American League’s Win
The American League came out triumphant against the National League in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, making it their seventh win in eight games. The American League’s 8-6 victory has been met with great excitement and enthusiasm throughout the baseball world.
Fans have taken to social media to express their reactions to the game and the AL’s win. Let’s take a look at some of the reactions to this exciting event.
The reaction to the American League’s win at the 2020 MLB All-Star Game was overwhelmingly positive. Fans of the AL were elated with their victory, as it has been decades since the AL had won a game in extra innings. The winning runs were scored by Giovanny Urshela and DJ LeMahieu, two players who had not even been starters in this game. Fans on social media praised both players for their clutch performance and many noted that it was fitting that Urshela and LeMahieu–two lesser known players–were able to deliver when it mattered most. While some were surprised by the result, others saw it coming from a mile away. There had been a lot of excitement prior to the game due to some star-studded lineups for both teams, so for those who had followed along even casually, an American League win did not come completely out of left field.
Overall, fans seem pleased with what they saw from the American League on Tuesday night and are optimistic about their prospects in this shortened season. They will look to continue their successes on Thursday night when they take on their National League rivals in Game Two of the All-Star Series.
Players from the American League expressed excitement and pride in the wake of their 4-3 win over the National League at the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game held on July 14th. Alex Gordon, an outfielder for the Kansas City Royals, said, “It was a great game. Both teams fought hard and it’s an honor to be part of this team and win it.” Gordon expressed relief at overcoming a 3-2 deficit in the seventh inning, while Kris Davis, designated hitter for Oakland A’s said that he was overwhelmed with emotion when his home run clinched the victory. American League pitcher Chris Sale called it an incredible experience. “It was a great atmosphere throughout it all,” Sale remarked. “To be down by a run in the late innings and watching our guys battle back just shows how tough our league is.” He also paid homage to his team, saying that the loss would drive them even more this regular season.
Over all, members of both leagues were pleased with their respective performances during what many consider to be one of baseball’s greatest events, adding further anticipation for another intense series come fall playoffs season.