In the first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium since 1980, the National League is looking to close the gap with the American League, which owns a 46-43-2 lead in the series. Tea Los Angeles Dodgers‘ Clayton Kershaw and Tampa Bay Rays‘ Shane McClanahan were the starting pitchers.
Here are the top moments from the Midsummer Classic!
High fives for a legend
The NL was held scoreless in the bottom of the fourth, but Albert Pujols got some love from the dugout after flying out in his first at bat.
“Stanton kind of gave me a little boost right there,” Buxton said.
Giancarlo Stanton, Byron Buxton break down deep MLB All-Star Game homers|MLB on FOX
Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins and Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees both break down their home run to Tom Verducci in the the fourth inning of the 2022 MLB All-Star game.
Here comes the boom
Enter, Tony Gonsolin to pitch the top of the fourth.
Chaos ensued. Stanton tattooed a ball almost out of the park and Buxton turned on another to give the AL a 3-2 lead following back-to-back homers.
Not exactly the home-field advantage Gonsolin was hoping for in his first All-Star appearance. The last time the AL lost an ASG after scoring more than two runs was 1994 (8-7).
Giancarlo Stanton, Byron Buxton crush back-to-back homers off Tony Gonsolin
New York Yankees OF Giancarlo Stanton and Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton each hit deep homers off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin in the fourth inning of the MLB All-Star Game.
Rock, paper, scissors
Mic’d Up: Yankees’ Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton talk their game time mindset, uniqueness of the All-Star game and more
New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton were mic’d up in the outfield at the All-Star game to talk about their game time mindset, All-Star game memories and more.
Pitchers who rake
Gerrit Cole and Max Fried discussed why hitting a home run as a pitcher may be the greatest jog around the bases. Turns out, both are huge fans of the universal DH. The AL, meanwhile, was held hitless in the top half of the third inning.
Mic’d up: Max Fried and Gerrit Cole talk Shohei Ohtani, All-Star memories, and more | MLB on FOX
Max Fried of the Atlanta Braves and Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees talk about the emotions of playing in the 2022 MLB All-Star game. Afterwards, both Fried and Cole praise the abilities of Los Angeles Angels’ pitcher Shohei Ohtani.
Stranger things have happened
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Manoah on the mic
Alek Manoah was mic’d up for the bottom of the second inning. It was colorful to say the least, especially since he struck out the side.
Mic’d Up: Blue Jays’ Alek Manoah strikes out the side in the second inning
Listen to Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher Alek Manoah as he struck out the side in the second inning of the 2022 All-Star Game.
Paul Goldschmidt has been as good as any hitter in the NL in the first half. He shows it in the bottom of the first with a solo shot.
Paul Goldschmidt clobbered a first inning home run to give the National League a 2-0 lead
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt clobbered a first inning home run off of Tampa Bay Ray’s Pitcher Shane McClanahan to give the National League an early 2-0 lead.
Shohei Ohtani called his shot to lead off the game. First pitch, first swing, first hit. …And then Kershaw picked him off.
Clayton Kershaw picks off Shohei Ohtani at first base
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher CLayton Kershaw throws to first base and picks off Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani.
Here were some of the sights and sounds heading into the Midsummer Classic:
Today is the 100th birthday of Rachel Robinson, the widow of the late, great Jackie Robinson. Actor Denzel Washington was part of a special pregame celebration of the Robinson family.
Amazingly, this is the first All-Star Game start for Kershaw. The future Hall of Famer has certainly earned it.
All-Star, all the time
When it comes to the All-Star Game, Mookie Betts has been there, done that. This is his sixth in a row. Before the game, the Dodgers superstar credited his sustained success to one of his former Red Sox teammates.
Pep talk from The Machine
Albert Pujols gave the National League clubhouse a pregame speech prior to lineup introductions.
Future Hall of Famers playing
Did you know that on average 18 future Hall of Famers play in an All-Star Game?
MLB All-Star Game: There are on average 18 Hall of Famers per ASG
Ben Verlander welcomes Fox Sports writer Jake Mintz to chat about the All-Star Game. Mintz took a deep dive into just how many Hall of Famers on average are in the All-Star Game and who the Hall of Famers might be for this year’s game.
Touring beautiful Dodger Stadium
Before the All-Star Game begins, get a behind-the-scenes look at newly revamped but still historic Dodger Stadium.
MLB All-Star Game: An exclusive tour of Dodger Stadium
MLB writer Rowan Kavner gives us an exclusive tour of historic Dodger Stadium ahead of the 2022 All-Star Game.
Catching up with Shane
McClanahan talks about pitching in his first All-Star Game and his journey through Major League Baseball.
Rays’ Shane McClanahan on pitching in All-Star Game
Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman interview Tampa Bay Rays’ Shane McClanahan before he takes the field as the American League starting pitcher in the MLB All-Star Game.
Here comes the Judge?
Aaron Judge is arguably the AL’s MVP halfway through the season. Here’s a look at where he comes from and his journey before making “The Show.”
Will Judge and the Yankees come to terms on an extension? The slugger discussed his future in an exclusive interview with FOX’s Tom Rinaldi.
Aaron Judge and Tom Rinaldi talk Yankees’ future, rise to stardom and motivation
Aaron Judge sat down with Tom Rinaldi to talk about Judge’s rise as a player, all-time great Yankee status, the piece of how he turned into motivation, future as a Yankee and what meeting the young boy in Toronto who caught his home run ball meant.
It’s a photoshoot
Freddie Freeman came dressed to impress, wearing a classic black suit and accompanied by his family ahead of the All-Star Game. The crowd sang “Freddie.”
Justin Verlander interview with brother, Ben Verlander
Ben Verlander interviews his brother, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander on the red carpet prior to the 2022 All-Star Game.
Check out this custom suit from Tony Gonsolin!
Framber Valdez came stylish with his family, dressed in a burgundy suit.
Meet the starters!
There’s a lot of firepower on both sides, as usual. But which side has more? The AL has a huge advantage in homers (168-122) among its starting nine.
One change to this year’s contest will be the home run derby rule for extra innings. If both sides are even after nine, three players from each team (already chosen) will participate in a tiebreaking competition.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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