AL Defeats NL 4-3 to Win MLB All-Star Game

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber (57) in June. Photo by Albert Pena/CSM/Shutterstock (10317989i)

The annual event of the summer in the baseball world was held on Tuesday night as the American League faced off against the National League in the MLB All-Star Game.

This year’s edition was held on the banks of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio, where the weather gods blessed Progressive Field and the event with perfect 75 degree and sunny weather.

For the seventh consecutive year, the AL recorded a victory over their interleague rivals, beating the NL by a 4-3 final score.

The night was defined by strong pitching performance, as both team’s staffs combined to allow only 7 runs and record 23 strikeouts.

Fittingly, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber, a late injury replacement on the American League squad, was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after a perfect fifth inning in which he recorded strikeouts of Willson Contreras, Ketel Marte, and Ronald Acuña.

Two hitters went yard on the night, with Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon and Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo each recording a long ball.

The exhibition game, which no longer has any bearing on home-field advantage for the World Series, was a relaxed event which was enjoyed by all of the stars that participated.

Baseball action will kick off again this weekend.