If you like home runs, Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game was for you.
In its 89th year, there was no shortage of fireworks as a record 10 home runs were hit Tuesday night at Nationals Park.
The 10 home were four more than the previous mark set back in 1971, and were as many as the previous six All-Star Games combined.
All six home runs in 1971 came from future Hall of Famers and it wouldn’t be crazy to think that all 10 players Tuesday night will end up in Cooperstown as well.
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Here’s how it all went down.
Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees got things started with a towering shot off Max Scherzer. Mike Trout, Trevor Story, Willson Contreras and Christian Yelich then followed it up with home runs of the their own.
With the game all tied up at 2-2, Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura blasted a three-run home run to give the American League a 5-2 lead in the top of the eighth inning.
Things didn’t look great for the National League until Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett stepped up to tie the score at 5-5 to send the game into extra innings.
In the 10th, Houston Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back home runs off Ross Stripling to give the AL a 8-5 lead. Joey Votto of the Reds then added a solo shot to cut the deficit to 8-6 but that’s as close as the NL would get.
The victory gave the AL its sixth consecutive win over the NL.
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) July 18, 2018