Gonsolin Lost the All-Star Game

All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 18, 2022
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2022

On a beautiful Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium and Rachael Robinson’s one-hundredth Happy Birthday, the American League won its ninth consecutive All-Star Game by inching out the National League 3-to-2. Dodger Tony Gonsolin was the losing pitcher for the National League when he allowed two home runs. New York Yankee Giancarlo Stanton, who blasted a massive two-run homer, was named the All-Star MVP.

Clayton Kershaw started the game but allowed a single to Shoei Ohtani but was picked off. He was perfect. Being able to start the All-Star Game touched the normally stoic Kershaw.

In the first, the National League scored its two runs. Mookie Betts singled in the first run of the game, and Paul Goldschmidt from the Saint Louis Cardinals homered. After the first inning, the National League had only two hits, including a single by Dodger Trea Turner.

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