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American League 4, National League 3: Charlie Blackmon homers as NL loses again

The Rockies did pretty well.

The American League continued its dominance of the National League on Tuesday night with a 4-3 win in the MLB All-Star Game. It was a generally well-pitched affair with a fair number of strikeouts. Although the NL came up short, the Rockies actually did pretty well on the national stage.

Chuck Nazty homers

The National League was short on offense, but it was Charlie Blackmon who put them on the board. It’s only fitting considering the season he’s having and the fact that he should have been a starter in the first place.

Anyway, here’s a look at that home run that he hit.

David Dahl contributes as well

Dahl got a hit and scored a run in his first All-Star Game. There was something kind of sweet about the Rockies coming through on a night when the National League offense was otherwise quiet. As indicated by the Rockies tweet above, it’s nice to be able to brush back the Coors criticism for this night.

The AL West did a bunch of damage

It was the Houston Astros doing work early on, with Michael Brantley driving in Alex Bregman for the first run. Then Joey Gallo did what he has been doing this season and hit a baseball a long way for the winning run.

About those strikeouts

You know how the Rockies have some road games where they just strike out all the time? That’s kind of what the National League did here, to the tune of 16 strikeouts. That’s a lot! Shane Bieber and Liam Hendriks were especially effective, striking out three hitters each in just an inning of work. Hendriks also gave up that home run to Blackmon, but was otherwise effective.

Looking ahead

The Rockies start the second half of the season on Friday when they open a series against the Cincinnati Reds.