Baseball’s biggest stars shined in Hollywood on Tuesday evening in the 2022 MLB All-Star Game hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The American League edged the National League by 3-2.
The NL, managed by Atlanta Braves skipper Brian Snitker, scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by Mookie Betts of the Dodgers and a solo home run off the bat of Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals. The AL struck back in the top of the fourth with a two-run homer from Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees and a solo shot from Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins.
Framber Valdez of the Houston Astros was winning pitcher for the AL, while Emmanual Clase of the Cleveland Guardians got the save. Tony Gonsolin of the LA Dodgers took the loss for the NL.
Stanton, a native of Los Angeles, California, was named the game’s MVP in his hometown.
The Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. scored the NL’s first run of the night on Betts’ first inning single. Austin Riley, Dansby Swanson, William Contreras, and Travis d’Arnaud also saw some action the field. Riley picked up a hit in two at-bats. Pitcher Max Fried was also selected for the NL roster, but opted not to play in the Midsummer Classic.
The MLB All-Star break continues until this Friday, at which time the Braves will return to action as hosts to the Los Angeles Angels in the first outing of a three-game set at Truist Park. First pitch is slated for 7:20 pm. Listen locally on WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM; air time is 6:05 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The Rome Braves are also observing the 2022 MLB All-Star break and will get back into action this Friday night up in Winston-Salem, NC with the first of three games versus the Dash.