All-Star MVP Cano's can-do attitude wins game for AL
Jul 16 2017
However, it was still a tense, tight and well-played game with diving catches, two homers and a double play that was initiated 400 feet from home plate. "I'm a big fan of Joe. If not ...", Cano said.
"The last thing we wanted to do was get pitchers in that shouldn't probably be in the game, and risk an injury or something", Mills said.
A new-look All-Star Game ended with an old-time score.
If the 2017 All-Star Game were a postseason contest, it would have been mega-tense: A low-scoring game with plenty of baserunners, some nifty defensive plays, relievers walking tightropes. Over 10 innings, the American League pitching struck out nine and walked five while National League pitchers walked one and struck out 14.
However, that did not matter when Cano returned to the national spotlight for a night.
Chosen to be a part of his eighth All-Star Game, the Mariners second baseman shrugged off the notion that he should rest his aching quadriceps in preparation for the second half of the season. The Houston Astros' Jose Altuve was voted by the fans as the starter.
Cano's homer came exactly 50 years after the previous extra-inning homer in an All-Star Game, when Tony Perez hit a tiebreaking 15th-inning shot off Catfish Hunter in the NL's 2-1 win at Anaheim, California.
Cano says he has no regrets about leaving the nation's largest market for the Pacific Northwest.
Firstly, and as N.L. manager Joe Maddon (Chicago Cubs) told the AP after the game, it wouldn't have happened if the game counted for home-field advantage.
"When you get to face the best from the other side and you get the start, the adrenalin starts flowing and you want to throw everything as hard as you can", Scherzer said.
"I felt like a little kid running the bases", Molina said. All of them feels different. Cruz then stuffed the phone in his back pocket, and he proceeded to fly out.
West is one of just three umpires to work at least 5,000 games in the major leagues.
Cruz pulled out his phone and asked a dumbfounded Molina and West for a picture. He's a legend. I will frame that picture. "This might have been my last chance to get a picture with him, so I took advantage of it".
A day after winning the Home Run Derby with 47 long balls, Yankees rookie sensation Aaron Judge went 0 for 3, with a strikeout against NL starter Max Scherzer, groundout against Carlos Martinez and flyout versus Wood.