AL Beats NL 8 to 6 In A 10 Inning Slugfest

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The American League is celebrating an 8-6, 10-inning win over the National League in the MLB All-Star Game in D.C.  Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th to break a 5-all tie and put the Junior Circuit in front for good.  Jean Segura's three-run, pinch-hit homer in the eighth gave the AL a 5-2 lead.  Scooter Gennett's two-run, pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth got the National League even.  Edwin Diaz blew the save in the ninth, but got credit for the win.  J.A. [[ Jay ]] Happ gave up a solo shot to Joey Votto in the bottom of the 10th, but held on for the save.  Ross Stripling took the loss.  The teams combined for a record 10 home runs.  Bregman was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

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