How Chicago White Sox and Cubs gamers carried out within the All-Star Game, together with Tim Anderson’s half in a flashy double play
The night time started with Denzel Washington honoring Jackie Robinson.
Moments later, members of the National League and American League groups gathered close to house plate at Dodger Stadium, the place Mookie Betts led the gang in wishing Rachel Robinson a cheerful one centesimal birthday.
There had been massive cheers when Clayton Kershaw of the hometown Los Angeles Dodgers struck out New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.
Judge’s Yankees teammate Giancarlo Stanton offered the facility with a two-run homer within the fourth towards one other Dodgers pitcher, Tony Gonsolin. Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins adopted with a homer to left.
It was the seventh set of back-to-back homers in All-Star Game historical past, and so they had been sufficient to guide the American League to a 3-2 win in entrance of 52,518.
The Chicago White Sox had two gamers on the AL roster — Tim Anderson, who began at shortstop, and nearer Liam Hendriks — and the Chicago Cubs had two on the NL squad in beginning catcher Willson Contreras and outfielder Ian Happ.
Here’s how the sport went for the gamers from each groups.
After simply lacking out on an opportunity to hit in his first All-Star Game final yr in Denver — he was on deck within the ninth inning — Anderson made essentially the most of being voted a starter this yr. He went 1-for-2 with a single to left within the fourth.
Anderson was the primary Sox participant to begin at shortstop within the All-Star Game since Luis Aparicio in 1970, and he was concerned within the motion within the first inning, collaborating in an incredible double play.
Cleveland Guardians second baseman Andrés Giménez went to his backhand to area Manny Machado’s hard-hit grounder. Giménez made a behind-the-back flip to Anderson, who threw to first to finish the double play.
Anderson squared off towards Sandy Alcantara of the Miami Marlins in his first at-bat, grounding out to first to finish the second inning.
Anderson ranged to his left to make a pleasant play within the third, fielding and throwing out Machado.
He got here up in the course of the AL’s three-run fourth, following the back-to-back homers with the only to left towards Gonsolin. Xander Bogaerts of the Boston Red Sox changed Anderson at shortstop within the backside of the fourth.
“It’s such a blessing to be right in the mix,” he instructed the Tribune earlier than the sport.
Hendriks earned the save in final yr’s recreation at Coors Field.
“I want to make sure that every person who hasn’t been part of the game has an opportunity before I do,” Hendriks, additionally an All-Star in 2019 with the Oakland Athletics, instructed the Tribune earlier than Tuesday’s recreation. “If an opportunity arises, an opportunity arises.”
An alternative arose within the eighth when Hendriks entered with two outs and a runner on first. He confronted Travis d’Arnaud and obtained the Atlanta Braves catcher to fly out to middle.
He screamed, “Julio,” as in Julio Rodríguez of the Seattle Mariners, who made the catch. He waved whereas asking for the ball.
Hendriks hugged AL supervisor Dusty Baker when he made it to the dugout.
Willson and William Contreras turned the primary pair of brothers since Roberto and Sandy Alomar Jr. in 1992 to begin an All-Star Game collectively. Willson batted sixth within the NL lineup and William seventh.
Willson got here up within the first and struck out swinging towards starter Shane McClanahan of the Tampa Bay Rays. William struck out trying towards Alex Manoah of the Toronto Blue Jays to start the second.
Facing the A’s Paul Blackburn within the fourth, Willson reached on a fielding error by Guardians third baseman José Ramírez. William didn’t get the prospect to drive in his brother, as he was lifted for Albert Pujols.
Willson exited after the fifth, changed by d’Arnaud behind the plate.
Happ made his first All-Star look, getting into within the sixth at middle area. Next to him in left was former Cub Kyle Schwarber.
Happ batted with two outs within the seventh towards Gregory Soto of the Detroit Tigers. He labored a full depend earlier than drawing a stroll.
Happ was on deck when Jake Cronenworth struck out to finish the sport.