Aaron Judge of the Yankees started the scoring in the second inning with a lead-off homer against Washington's Max Scherzer, who started the game against left-hander Chris Sale from the Red Sox. After Contreras's long ball in the bottom of the third made it 2-1, both teams went cold at the plate, with the score standing at 2-1 until the bottom of the seventh, when Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story boomed a solo jack just over the wall in left to knot the game up at two runs apiece.
There were 10 homers on the night at Nationals Park, shattering the previous All-Star Game record of six.
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It was the fifth time the All-Star Game had been played in Washington, and the first since the club's 33-year hiatus away from the nation's capital.
Neither squad plated a run for the next three innings, before the National League's lumber heated up.
The National League cut the deficit in half in the first at-bat in the bottom of the frame.
With two outs, Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett tied the game at 5-5 with a two-run shot. Then Springer followed with another blast to left, have the Dodgers ever given up extra inning runs to the Astros before? With the 8-6 triumph, the American League defeated the National League for the sixth consecutive year at the Midsummer Classic. Wish I could say it was the worst thing Hader did tonight. "You're with the best baseball players in the world and I tried to take advantage of that".