American league then broke away in the following inning with Seattle Mariners' Jean Segura blasting a 3-run homer.
The Rockies' Trevor Story tied it up for the National League to make it 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the catcher is the first in MLB history to hit the first pitch he saw in the majors along with the All-Star Game for a home run.
The AL added another run on a sacrifice fly in the frame and Joey Votto tallied a solo shot in the bottom of the inning.
In his first All-Star Game appearance, the MVP award went to Alex Bregman, a strong infield player who was instrumental in winning his AL Houston Astros the 2017 World Series (against the NL's Los Angeles Dodgers). Happ gained control thereafter and forced the National League into three outs in three consecutive at-bats to secure the 8-6 victory for the American League.
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Contreras put the National League on the board by homering off Blake Snell in the third inning.
Segura went deep off Josh Hader.
Milwaukee's Christian Yelich started clawing back at the American League's lead with a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth.
National League arms Brad Hand and Ross Stripling sat down American League in order in the top of the ninth inning. "They gave me the opportunity to play in the big leagues", Machado said during a midgameTV interview.
Interestingly, the Astros had only previous had two home runs in the All-Star Game in franchise history (Cesar Cedeno and Craig Biggio).