AL 3 – NL 2
It’s been a great season thus far for Giancarlo Stanton and the New York Yankees. The Bronx Bombers owned the best record in baseball at 64-28, and have obliterated the competition with a 13-game lead over their closest competition in the AL East, the Tampa Bay Rays. Tuesday night was just another Yankees moment, as Giancarlo Stanton captured All-Star Game MVP honors for hitting a two-run homer that tied the game at two a piece.
GIANCARLO STANTON CRUSHED THIS PITCH TO TIE THE GAME UP AT 2! pic.twitter.com/guKJnhV8tk— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) July 20, 2022
Giancarlo Stanton accepts his All-Star Game MVP Award! pic.twitter.com/U73IbS0z5Y— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) July 20, 2022
Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins hit the deciding homer later in the inning.
Other notable Yankees: Aaron Judge went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts; while Jose Trevino with 1-for-2. Nelson Cortes pitched an inning in relief with a walk and two strikeouts; Clay Holmes tossed two-thirds of an inning, giving up a hit.
Gerrit Cole did not pitch in the game.
As for the Mets, they had a quiet night all around. Pete Alonso had one plate appearance, a walk, while Jeff McNeil was 0-for-1 with a hit by pitch. McNeil’s getting hit by a pitch stirred up Mets fans online, who bemoaned yet another Met player getting hit by a pitch; the Amazin’s lead the league in hit by pitches.
Jeff McNeil got hit by a pitch in the All-Star Game. pic.twitter.com/X0SjhHQQ0E— SNY (@SNYtv) July 20, 2022
Edwin Diaz did not get into the game to pitch. Starling Marte was a scratch from participating.