American League rolls to eighth straight All-Star Game win, Vladimir Guerrero wins MVP

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The American League dominance at the All-Star Game continued Tuesday night.

The AL, after jumping out to a quick 4-0 lead, rolled to a 5-2 win over the National League at Coors Field in Denver. That win marked the AL's eighth straight win in the contest dating back to 2013.

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Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was named the game's MVP after he hit a deep home run in the third inning to give the AL an early 2-0 lead. At 22, he became the youngest ASG MVP.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays is now the youngest MVP in All-Star Game history. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Vlad Jr. wins MVP after deep home run

Guerrero smashed a home run in the third inning, a smack that left Tatis stunned in the outfield.

Guerrero drilled a 468-foot shot over the left field wall off Corbin Burnes to put the AL up 2-0. Tatis, who was already on the screen on the Fox broadcast, instantly threw his hands onto his head.

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Guerrero has 28 home runs this season, second behind only Ohtani. He is the second-youngest player in All-Star history to hit a home run in the game, and claimed the 200th homer in the game's history.

The Fox Deportes call was incredibly fun, too, as Dominican rapper El Alfa El Jefe was in the booth when Guerrero — whose dad was born in the Dominican Republic — homered.

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He honored his dad with a custom glove of the two of them, back when his dad played for the Montreal Expos.

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Guerrero then hit an RBI in the fifth, sending Teoscar Hernandez home to put the AL up by three. Xander Bogaerts followed with a single to right that allowed Cedric Mullins to score.

Shohei Ohtani’s historic first inning

Angels star Shohei Ohtani made history Tuesday night, and had a near-perfect opening inning in Denver.

Ohtani became the first player in league history to make an All-Star game as a pitcher and a position player, and he started out the game for the AL.

He led off for the AL with a ground out. He then took the mound and got Fernando Tatis Jr. out on a fly ball, and both Max Muncy and Nolan Arenado on groundouts to end the inning.

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As far as opening innings go, Ohtani had a great one.

And, perhaps most important, he got the win.

J.T. Realmuto finally puts NL on the board

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the NL made it onto the board.

Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto hit a home run of his own 430 feet out to right field for the NL's first run of the game.

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Any momentum from that didn’t last long. Rays catcher Mike Zunino responded with a homer of his own in the next inning to put the AL back up four runs.

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Padres third baseman stole home for the NL in the bottom of the sixth, but that’s all they could get on the board with the bases loaded.

They came close a few times the rest of the way — the NL had the bases loaded again in the eighth, but couldn’t get anyone in their, either — but it was too late. The AL rolled through to the three-run win.

MLB gives Billye Aaron standing ovation

Just like it did the day before during the home run derby, the league honored Hank Aaron ahead of the All-Star Game on Tuesday night.

The Atlanta braves legend and former home run king died in January. He was 86.

Aaron’s late wife, Billye Aaron, received a standing ovation at home plate ahead of the game at Coors Field after Aaron Judge and Freddie Freeman walked out with her. The field also had two No. 44 decals in the outfield.

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All competitors in the home run derby honored the Hall of Famer by wearing his No. 44 on Monday night, too.

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