Charlie Blackmon homered on the All-Star Recreation in Cleveland, his first hit in 4 appearances within the Midsummer Traditional because the Rockies’ outfielder offered the Nationwide League’s preliminary offensive spark.

The American League defeated the Nationwide League 4-3, and Blackmon’s two-out, 384-foot homer to middle off Athletics’ right-hander Liam Hendriks within the sixth inning obtained the Senior Circuit on the board at Progressive Discipline.

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Blackmon’s homer was the fourth for a Rockies participant in an All-Star Recreation, following Trevor Story final yr, Matt Holliday in 2008 and Todd Helton in 2003.

Nolan Arenado, who began at third base for the NL in his fifth all-star look, was 0-for-2 with a flyout and a groundout. David Dahl, in his first all-star displaying, had a single and run scored off Indians’ left-hander Brad Hand whereas Story (second look) was 0-for-1 with a strikeout.

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In the meantime, a pair of Dodgers pitchers surrendered runs within the recreation. Clayton Kershaw was hit for an RBI double by the Astros’ Michael Brantley to offer the AL a 1-Zero lead within the second, after which an RBI single by the Twins’ Jorge Polanco off Walker Buehler made it 2-Zero within the fifth.

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The AL tacked on a pair runs within the seventh inning to cement its seventh straight victory within the exhibition. Blackmon was the sixth participant 33 years outdated or older to homer within the all-star recreation. He had gone hitless in his first eight at-bats.

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