In what has been a microcosm of the 2021 MLB season to date, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Shohei Ohtani were the story of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game.
A night after swinging in the Home Run Derby, Ohtani spun a shutout inning to start off the game for the American League, and in the third inning, Guerrero hit a tape-measure blast — measured at 468 feet — for his first of two RBIs on the night. By the end of the evening, Ohtani had earned the win in a 5-2 victory against the National League while Guerrero was named the game's MVP. Guerrero became the youngest player to win the award in the game's history.
The scoring got started in the second on an RBI groundout from another Blue Jay, second baseman Marcus Semien, who gave the AL the lead. The AL added two more runs in the fifth on an RBI groundout from Guerrero and an RBI single from Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts. The two catchers on either side exchanged runs over the next two half-innings, with the Phillies' J.T. Realmuto homering in the bottom of the fifth to put the NL on the board, but Tampa Bay's Mike Zunino bringing the run back with a homer in the sixth. The National League added just one more run on a passed ball in the bottom of the sixth.
Tuesday marked the eighth All-Star win in a row for the American League, the second-longest streak in the history of the event. The National League holds the record for the longest win streak (11 straight victories from 1972-1982).
Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from the 2021 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Check out the complete results from baseball's Midsummer Classic.
MLB All-Star Game score
MLB All-Star Game 2021 live updates, highlights
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11:18 p.m.: Turner grounds out to second base and the American League has won the All-Star Game 5-2.
11:17 p.m.: Albies doubles down the right field line to give Trea Turner a chance to bat with a runner in scoring position.
11:15 p.m.: Taylor swings and misses for strike three and is thrown out. Albies is up with two away in the bottom of the ninth.
11:13 p.m.: Wild pitch caroms off the backstop and back to Zunino, who throws down to second to nab Narvaez trying to advance on the wild pitch. One away in the bottom of the ninth.
11:12 p.m.: Narvaez hits a slow roller that just about gets past the shifted infielder, but the throw from second can't beat him to first. Runner on for Taylor with no one out.
11:07 p.m. End Top Ninth: Olson strikes out swinging to end the frame. Liam Hendriks coming in to put the finishing touches on the AL's win.
11:03 p.m.: With two away in the top of the ninth, Zack Wheeler is coming in to pitch.
11:03 p.m.: Cruz grounds out to the right side on the first pitch. Garcia moves up to third with two away.
11:02 p.m.: Garcia picks up a hustle double, turning a routine single up the middle into two bases with one out to give Nelson Cruz a chance for an RBI in the top of the ninth.
10:59 p.m.: Walsh drives a ball out to deep center, but Taylor makes the grab on the run for the first out.
10:58 p.m.: Craig Kimbrel is the new pitcher for the National League to open the ninth inning.
10:55 p.m. End of Eighth: Bryant swings 3-0 and lines it to left, and Walsh makes a sliding grab to leave the bases loaded in the eighth.
10:53 p.m.: Soto works a full count. Bryant is back up with the bases loaded and two away.
10:49 p.m.: Cronenworth lines out to Wendle at third base. Turner is able to get back to second and Escobar retreats to first. Two away.
10:48 p.m.: Eduardo Escobar drops a base hit into center. Runners on first and second for Cronenworth with one away.
10:45 p.m.: Justin Turner singles up the middle to give the NL a baserunner late.
10:44 p.m.: Trea Turner flies out to right on the first pitch he sees from Matt Barnes, the AL's new pitcher, to start off the NL's half of the eighth.
10:41 p.m. End Top Eighth: Reyes gets a swinging strikeout by Zunino on a 98 mph fastball away to strand a pair.
10:39 p.m.: Cronenworth gets a force out at second for the second out. Runners on the corners for Zunino.
10:38 p.m.: Wendle drops a broken-bat base hit into center to put runners on first and second for the AL with one away in the eighth.
10:34 p.m.: Joey Gallo walks with one out in the inning. Melancon is replaced and Alex Reyes will come in to pitch for the NL.
10:32 p.m.: Bo Bichette strikes out swinging for the first out in the eighth.
10:31 p.m.: Mark Melancon is the new pitcher on the hill for the National League.
10:28 p.m. End of Seventh: Ozzie Albies grounds into the shift for the final out of the seventh inning.
10:26 p.m.: Nice play by Wendle at third base to field a hard-hit grounder by Taylor and throw him out at first.
10:25 p.m.: Narvaez bounces out to second for the first out.
10:24 p.m.: Andrew Kittredge now pitching for the AL with catcher Omar Narvaez coming up to bat.
10:21 p.m. End Top Seventh: Peralta fans Matt Olson with a high fastball to strike out the side in order.
10:19 p.m.: Another strikeout for Peralta, who gets Martinez to swing and miss for the second out.
10:17 p.m.: Peralta strikes out Adolis Garcia to start off the frame.
10:17 p.m.: Another Brewers arm coming out with Freddy Peralta in to pitch for the National League in the seventh.
10:13 p.m. End of Sixth: Bryant strikes out swinging to strand a pair.
10:13 p.m. National League scoring play: Passed ball scores Machado from third. 1-2 count for Bryant with still two runners in scoring position. American League still leads 5-2.
10:11 p.m.: Soto draws a five-pitch walk to load the bases for Kris Bryant.
10:09 p.m.: Cronenworth walks to give Juan Soto two runners on with two away in the bottom of the sixth.
10:06 p.m.: Machado sends a double into the right-center field gap. Jake Cronenworth up with his Padres' teammate in scoring position and a chance to cut into the AL's lead.
10:05 p.m.: Justin Turner grounds out to second. Manny Machado now due up for the National League.
10:03 p.m.: Crawford pops out to third for the first out.
10:02 p.m.: Athletics right-hander Chris Bassitt is the pitcher now for the AL. He starts his outing facing a Bay Area rival in the Giants' Brandon Crawford.
9:59 p.m. End Top Sixth: Jared Walsh flies out to center, and the NL is set to come back up to bat trailing by four.
9:57 p.m. American League scoring play: Zunino launches a big fly out to right field. AL back out to a four-run advantage. American League extends lead to 5-1.
9:57 p.m.: Breaking ball gets Merrifield swinging and coming up empty. Two away for the catcher, Mike Zunino.
9:55 p.m.: Long fly ball from Ramirez is caught by Chris Taylor out in center for the first out.
9:53 p.m.: Taijuan Walker now up to pitch for the NL. He'll face Jose Ramirez to lead off the sixth inning.
9:47 p.m. End of Fifth: Frazier rolls a grounder out to shortstop Bo Bichette, who throws him out to end the fifth inning.
9:45 p.m.: Reynolds grounds out for the second out of the inning.
9:44 p.m. National League scoring play: Realmuto sends one over the wall in right field to put the National League on the board with a solo shot. American League still leads 4-1.
9:43 p.m.: Tigers southpaw Gregory Soto enters into the game as the new pitcher for the AL. He gets Winker to ground out on the second pitch of the frame.
9:39 p.m. End Top Fifth: Judge flies out, but the AL is now leading by four.
9:38 p.m. American League scoring play: Bogaerts singles through the right side to score Mullins and make it a four-run lead. American League extends lead to 4-0.
9:36 p.m. American League scoring play: Guerrero grounds out to second, but Hernandez is able to score. Mullins at second with two away for Bogaerts. American League extends lead to 3-0.
Vladdy G. drives in his 2️⃣nd RBI on the day 💪 pic.twitter.com/3jo8om4X8e— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 14, 2021
9:35 p.m.: Rogers strikes out Martinez. Guerrero Jr. back up to the plate.
9:33 p.m.: Brandon Crawford, newly entered in at shortstop, bobbles a grounder up the middle by Mullins, but it's a ruled a single as Mullins likely would have beat the throw anyway. Runners on the corners for J.D. Martinez, now batting as the AL's designated hitter.
9:32 p.m.: First batter facing Trevor Rogers, the new pitcher for the NL, is Hernandez, who lines a double off the wall in right on the first pitch he sees to give the AL a runner in scoring position.
9:28 p.m. End of Fourth: Freeman drives a single through the shift to give the NL, but Castellanos grounds into a 6-3 double play to end the fourth inning.
9:26 p.m.: Arenado grounds out for the first out of the inning. Freeman due up for the NL.
9:25 p.m.: Nathan Eovaldi called in for the American League. He'll face Arenado.
9:21 p.m. End Top Fourth: Marquez gets Perez to strike out swinging at a pitch up in the zone to end the top half of the inning.
9:19 p.m.: This time, Arenado has no problem getting Semien out on a ground ball to third. Two away in the top of the fourth.
9:17 p.m.: Devers grounds out to short for the first out of the inning.
9:17 p.m.: The Rockies' representative, pitcher German Marquez, is out on the mound for the National League to kick off the fourth.
9:13 p.m. End of Third: Muncy pops out to short to end the inning.
9:12 p.m.: Tatis flies out to center field for the second out of the inning. Muncy due up for the NL.
9:10 p.m.: Frazier gives the National League its first hit of the game with a base hit into right field.
9:09 p.m.: Reynolds hits a high fly to right field, but Judge is able to snag it on the warning track for the first out of the inning.
9:08 p.m.: Kyle Gibson pitching for the American League. He's set to face Bryan Reynolds, Frazier and Tatis to start the bottom of the third inning.
9:05 p.m. End Top Third: Tatis fields the hard grounder from Judge and flips on to second to end the inning. But it's a 2-0 lead for the AL.
9:03 p.m.: Bogaerts lines a single into left to give Judge a two-out baserunner.
9:01 p.m. American League scoring play: Guerrero sends that pitch a mile in the Mile High City. Nearly hits the concourse in left field as it traveled 468 feet, according to Baseball Savant. American League extends lead to 2-0.
OH MY WORD VLAD JR.— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 14, 2021
He just destroyed that ball.
Tatis Jr's reaction 😂 He knew it was gone right away. pic.twitter.com/wLMff6XJZb
9:00 p.m.: Ohtani grounds out on the first pitch he sees to first.
8:59 p.m.: Mullins strikes out. Ohtani back up to bat.
8:58 p.m.: Burnes still on the hill for the National League, facing Cedric Mullins leading off the third.
8:55 p.m. End of Second: Realmuto strikes out to end the frame. American League holding its 1-0 lead heading to the third.
8:52 p.m.: Winker works a walk with two out. J.T. Realmuto up for the National League with a runner on first and two out.
8:49 p.m.: Nick Castellanos pops out to Guerrero for the second out. His Reds teammate Jesse Winker now up to the plate.
8:48 p.m.: Freeman grounds out to Guerrero at first base for the first out of the inning.
8:47 p.m.: Lance Lynn pitching for the American League. He's welcomed by Freddie Freeman at the plate.
8:44 p.m. End Top Second: Hernandez grounds into a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.
8:41 p.m.: Salvador Perez strikes out for the first out of the inning. Teoscar Hernandez up to bat now.
8:39 p.m. American League socring play: Semien grounds one to third and Arenado nearly bare-hands it for an out, but Semien is able to beat it out. Judge scores from first while Devers stays at second. American League takes a 1-0 lead.
8:38 p.m.: Rafael Devers bounces the first pitch he sees for a double over first base. Judge stops at third. Runners on second and third with no one out for Marcus Semien.
8:37 p.m.: Judge walks to leadoff the second inning.
8:36 p.m.: Corbin Burnes comes in for the National League. He'll face Aaron Judge first.
8:33 p.m. End of First: Arenado grounds out to shortstop as Ohtani finishes off a 1-2-3 inning.
8:30 p.m.: Max Muncy grounds out to second. Arenado up now for the National League with two away.
8:28 p.m.: Tatis just gets under a breaking ball from Ohtani and flies out to left.
8:25 p.m.: Fernando Tatis Jr. is the first up to bat facing Ohtani on the mound.
8:23 p.m. End Top First: Scherzer strikes out Xander Bogaerts with a slider down and away to retire the side in order.
8:21 p.m.: Hard liner by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. forces Scherzer to duck out of the way, but Frazier scoops it and is able to get the second out.
8:19 p.m.: Nice play by second baseman Adam Frazier to take a base hit away from Ohtani.
8:19 p.m.: First pitch of the game is a 96 mph fastball from Max Scherzer to Shohei Ohtani, which he fouls off, and this game is underway.
8:03 p.m.: Following a tribute to Hank Aaron, who passed away on Jan. 22, Billye Aaron, his wife of more than 47 years, receives a standing ovation from the crowd.
Players and fans give a standing ovation to Mrs. Billye Aaron as her late husband, Hank Aaron, is honored at the All-Star Game. pic.twitter.com/UwwHwWAumx— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 14, 2021
7:56 p.m.: Former Rockies star and now-Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado receives a warm welcome back from the Coors Field crowd.
7:53 p.m.: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts now leading the National League starters out of the dugout.
7:50 p.m.: Here come the starting lineups for the two sides. Rays manager Kevin Cash coming out ahead of the starting lineup.
7:48 p.m.: Time for the National League to be introduced.
7:46 p.m.: Introductions of the two rosters starting with the American League pitchers and reserves.
7:45 p.m.: This is a record year for the All-Stars, according to CPR News' Vic Vela.
There are 42 first-time All-Stars participating tonight, the most of all time.— Vic Vela (@VicVela1) July 13, 2021
25 All-Stars were born outside the continental United States: Dominican Republic (8), Venezuela (6), Japan (3), Cuba and Puerto Rico (2), Aruba, Australia, Canada and Curacao (1). #AllStarGame
How to watch the 2021 MLB All-Star Game
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- TV channel: FOX | SN (Canada)
- Live stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial) | FOX Sports Live
FOX will once again carry the All-Star Game, as it has since 2001. Joe Buck will serve as the play-by-play announcer with John Smoltz providing color analysis. Reporters Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci will be on the field.
Those hoping to stream the Midsummer Classic can find it on FOX Sports Live or on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
MLB All-Star Game lineups
|1B||Vladimir Guerrero Jr.||Blue Jays|
|SS||Xander Bogaerts||Red Sox|
|3B||Rafael Devers||Red Sox|
|2B||Marcus Semien||Blue Jays|
|LF||Teoscar Hernández||Blue Jays|
*Angles center fielder Mike Trout was replaced in the lineup because of injury.
|SS||Tim Anderson**||White Sox|
|SS||Bo Bichette||Blue Jays|
|DH||J.D. Martinez||Red Sox|
*Altuve, Brantley and Correa will be unavailable for the game.
**Merrifield, Anderson and Wendle were named as replacements on the roster.
|SP||Nathan Eovaldi||Red Sox|
|SP||Lance Lynn||White Sox|
|SP||Carlos Rodón||White Sox|
|RP||Matt Barnes||Red Sox|
|RP||Liam Hendriks||White Sox|
*Bieber and Pressly will be unavailable for the game.
**Bassitt was named as a replacement to the roster.
National League roster, starting lineup
|SS||Fernando Tatis Jr.||Padres|
*Giants catcher Buster Posey and Braves center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. were replaced in the starting lineup because of injury.
*Betts and Schwarber will be unavailable for the game.
**Narvaez, Machado and Turner were named as replacements on the roster.
***Molina was named as a replacement for Posey on the roster, but is injured and will be unable to participate; Narvaez is his replacement at catcher.
*Darvish, deGrom, Gausman and Woodruff will be unavailable for the game.
**Buehler and Walker were named as replacements on the roster.