The National League clashed with the American League on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, with the AL emerging victorious 3-2 in 2022 All-Star Game.
Padres Manny Machado and Joe Musgrove showed up early and made their presence felt.
Machado, who was voted into the starting lineup, hit a lucky double play in the first inning thanks to a dazzling block and throw off the back of Cleveland second baseman Andrés Giménez.
However, the NL took a 2-0 lead thanks to an RBI single by Dodger Mookie Betts, who drove in Ronald Acuña Jr. of Atlanta, and a solo house run by Cardinal Paul Goldschmidt.
Musgrove fared better in his first All-Star appearance, pitching a scoreless third. The El Cajon native walked Shohei Ohtani but struck out two – Giménez and Yankee slugger Aaron Judge.
Jake Cronenworth picked off Met Jeff McNeil at second base in the sixth, and had two at-bats – including the game’s final out when Cleveland’s Emmanuel Clase struck him out swinging.
The AL took the lead in the fourth on back-to-back shots from Yankee Giancarlo Stanton, a two-run hit, and Minnesota’s Byron Buxton off Dodger Tony Gonsolin. Stanton ended up as the game MVP in the AL’s ninth straight All-Star victory.
Dodger Stadium hosted the event for the first time since 1980, with Los Angeles great Fernando Valenzuela throwing out the first pitch. The Padres had their turn in 2016 when the team welcomed her Classic midsummer.
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