Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sports: MLB (All-Star Game 2016)

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game wrapped up tonight with the American League topping the National League 4 to 2. The players on the reigning World Series champion Kansas City Royals shined with Eric Hosmer with a two-run homer, and Salvador Perez with a home run as well. The Cubs and the Red Sox had the most players on the National and American League teams respectively and those two teams could be a possible World Series matchup. 

There was also the home run derby the day before. Giancarlo Stanton won with a record 61 homer runs to win. It was an exciting way to watch it with a tournament style of elimination but Stanton is the clear winner. 

The All-Star break is a good time to check in as the second half of the season raises the stakes of each game. I want to take a quick look at the leaders of each division. In the NL the leaders are the National, Cubs, and Giants. In the AL, the leaders are the Orioles, Indians, and Rangers. There are a lot of teams that have not seen the playoffs in a while but this could be an exciting second half of an MLB season and playoffs. With the AL win, the team that represents the American League in the World Series will get home field advantage. 

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