Diamondbacks have eventful time at All-Star Game
The Arizona Diamondbacks played a big role in the All-Star Game Tuesday night.
Greinke, Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb each had big moments in the game, as well, which is probably more noteworthy. The fourth D-backs player voted into the game, Robbie Ray, did not play.
Greinke and Goldschmidt entered the game at the same time to start the sixth inning. The Diamondbacks ace made quick work where he got Houston Astros’ George Springer to fly out to center, Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor to strike out and Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz to also fly out to center.
In between, Yonder Alonso from the Oakland Athletics singled to right, but that was the only flaw to Greinke’s appearance.
Lamb entered the game in the seventh inning and got his first at-bat in a huge pressure situation. When he stepped up to the plate, there was a runner on first in the bottom of the ninth inning with the game tied at one.
It seems teammate Archie Bradley didn’t have much faith in the D-backs’ third baseman.
The runner ended up getting to second on a passed ball during Lamb’s at-bat, but he later walked to set up Goldschmidt with the walk off opportunity.
Again, Bradley had some fun by trying the reverse jinx out.
Goldschmidt hit one deep to center, but it was caught for a sacrifice fly, and the game continued into extras.
America’s First Baseman finished the game 0-for-2, with his other at-bat resulting in a deep foulout to right field.
The National League ended up losing 2-1 in the 10th inning, when Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano belted Chicago Cubs Wade Davis’ pitch to right field for a home run.
Although the AL didn’t earn homefield advantage in the World Series, as was the prize over the last few years for winning the All-Star game, they each did earn an extra $20,000 in their pockets.
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