MLB All-Star Game scoreboard has rough night

Tanya Simon
July 10, 2019

Carlos Carrasco stood up to cancer.

As the Los Angeles Angels mourn the sudden and tragic passing of pitcher Tyler Skaggs earlier this month, two of Skaggs' teammates paid tribute to his life and memory at Tuesday's All-Star Game in Cleveland.

Trout, who is the face of the Angels' franchise, has been open about his struggles to process the sudden death of his teammate, but said Tuesday's All-Star Game might be beneficial for the healing process.

And then Bieber matched him, winning MVP honors after striking out the side in the fifth as the AL staff combined for 16 strikeouts in a 4-3 win over the NL and returned pitching to prominence a night after Vladimir Guerrereo Jr., Pete Alonso and Joc Pederson knocked balls over Progressive Field's walls with stunning ease.

It was a far cry from last year's All-Star Game that featured a record 10 home runs.

The American League won its seventh consecutive All-Star Game with a final score of 4-3.

Overall, there were 36 first-timers, a number boosted by the absence of Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Jose Altuve and several past perennials. We all know he's going to retire. "I don't really know what to say, honestly".

While Bieber's unexpected MVP put a ideal cap on Cleveland's magical night - in fact, he donated his hat to the Hall of Fame - Carrasco's appearance served as the most poignant moment.

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La Stella wears No. 9 and Trout, a two-time American League MVP, has worn No. 27 since debuting in 2011.

"Alex was the one who contacted me and asked me if I would do it, if I had any plans", Sabathia said, per The Boston Globe.

"I wanted to see my picture up there". "We just gotta get through it. Skaggs was an unbelievable person".

"And we're thinking and praying for him, his family and hopefully he can be back on the field sooner rather than later".

Ryu gave up a leadoff single to George Springer of the Houston Astros, but it was Clayton Kershaw who gave up the first run of the game. Brantley received a huge ovation in pregame introductions.

"I was very emotional".

"I felt him out there with me", Trout said.

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