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AL win streak continues with Canό’s HR

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The American League needed extra innings to continue their win streak over the National League in the MLB All-Star Game. Robinson Canό hit the game-winning home run for the 2-1 win in the 10th inning.

This was the American League’s fifth straight win in the Mid-Summer Classic. In the past 20-years of this game, the American League has won 16 ties, with the National League winning three-times and the infamous tie in 2002.

Robinson Canό (Getty Images)

Robinson Canό (Getty Images)

It was also the first extra inning game since July 15, 2008 when the American League won 4-3 in 15 innings at the old Yankee Stadium.

Canό, a former Yankee and presently the second baseman for the Seattle Mariners, was named the game’s MVP. This is his first All-Star Game MVP in 8 Mid-Summer Classic Games.

He also chose the Corvette over the pickup to go along with his MVP selection.

Canό hit the line drive in the top-half of the 10th inning to right field with Chicago Cubs pitcher Wade Davis on the mound. Andrew Miller came in the game and closed out the American League win with the save.

Yadier Molina tied the game in the bottom-half of the sixth inning. The St. Louis Cardinals catcher hit a home run to right center field, as the game then became tied at 1 all.

Miguel Sanό, who lost to Aaron Judge in the final round of the Home Run Derby on Monday night, gave the American League the lead in the top-half of the fifth inning. He hit a fly ball to right field that neither Washington Nationals teammates Ryan Zimmerman or Bryce Harper could come up with the ball, before it dropped in for a hit.

Baltimore Orioles’ Jonathan Schoop scored on the play.

Craig Kimbrel, the Boston Red Sox closer, picked up the win. The aforementioned Davis got the loss and Miller got the save.

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