Minnesota’s Polanco, Berrios Help American League Win Again
Cleveland (Learfield News Service) - The American League is celebrating its seventh straight win over the National League in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game after Tuesday night's 4-3 win in Cleveland.
Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco drove home a run in the fifth inning with a single. Minnesota pitcher Jose Berrios tossed a scoreless third inning, striking out two. Chaska native Brad Hand of the Indians allowed two National League runs in the eighth inning.
Texas outfielder Joey Gallo belted a solo home run in the seventh inning, while Houston's Michael Brantley and Boston's Xander Bogaerts also plated runs for the Junior Circuit, which has won 14 of the last 17 meetings.
Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka picked up the win and teammate Aroldis Chapman notched the save. Indians pitcher Shane Bieber struck out the side in the fifth inning and was named the game's MVP. Colorado's Charlie Blackmon homered in the sixth and the Mets' Pete Alonso hit a two-run single in the eighth to pull the NL within one. Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers took the loss.