Advertisement

Twins Berrios, Polanco help American League win All-Star Game

American League pitcher Jose Berrios, of the Minnesota Twins, throws during the third inning of the MLB baseball All-Star Game against the National League, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland. Photo: (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
American League pitcher Jose Berrios, of the Minnesota Twins, throws during the third inning of the MLB baseball All-Star Game against the National League, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Cleveland.

Updated: July 09, 2019 10:05 PM

The American League won its 7th consecutive All-Star Game and two Twins played roles.

Jose Berrios pitched a scoreless third inning, while Jorge Polanco went 1-for-2 with a run-scoring infield single in the American League's 4-3 win.

Advertisement

The National League scored twice in the 8th inning off of Chaska native and Indians reliever Brad Hand to cut a 4-1 deficit to 4-3.

The AL held a 4-1 lead over the National League through seven innings at Cleveland. Former Indian Michael Brantley opened the scoring with an RBI double that scored Astros teammate Alex Bregman. Gary Sanchez began the junior circuit’s second rally by leading off the fifth with a double before scoring on Jorge Polanco’s single.
  
Charlie Blackmon put the NL on the board with a two-out homer in the sixth, but the AL regained control on a run-scoring double-play grounder and a solo homer by Joey Gallo.
  
AL pitchers already had 12 strikeouts while yielding just three hits through seven frames. Indians hurler Shane Bieber gave the local fans a thrill by striking out the side in the fifth. Liam Hendriks also fanned three in the sixth, but he also allowed Blackmon’s blast.
  
The American League leads the overall series, 45-43-2.

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

Associated Press/KSTP Sports

Copyright 2019 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Another round of storms possible Wednesday, in midst of metro area flash flood issues

Edina city leaders vote to begin reciting Pledge of Allegiance at council meetings

Crave Restaurant cited for inadequate security after rooftop shooting

Minnesota State Fair unveils new attractions

St. Paul man runs into restaurant fire to save stranger believed to be trapped

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has died at the age of 99

Advertisement