It was the best of the best on the field in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. And once again, on the biggest stage, it was the Astros that shined the brightest.
Jose Altvue made the start at 2nd base for the American League after leading all players in fan vote. Altuve, the now six time All-Star, picked up his first hit in a mid-summer classic last night, going 1-3 at the plate while batting out of the two hole in the order.
Charlie Morton threw two innings out of the pen in the ballgame. While he did give up two runs on two solo home runs in his two innings, he was in line to be the winning pitcher for the American League, as they took a two run lead to the ninth with the league's leader in saves, Seattle's Edwin Diaz, on the hill. Diaz would blow the lead, sending it to the 10th.
In that inning, that's where the Astros shined the brightest as Alex Bregman and George Springer took Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling deep with back-to-back shots.
A night after participating in the Home Run Derby, Alex Bregman was named the All-Star Game MVP thanks to his 10th inning go-ahead home run. He's the first Astros player to ever win the All-Star Game MVP award. The Astros are no stranger to MVP awards these days as they have wracked up quite a few over the last year. Here's the list:
2017 AL MVP: Jose Altuve
2017 ALCS MVP: Justin Verlander
2017 World Series MVP: George Springer
2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP: Alex Bregman
Bregman and the rest of his Astros teammates return to action this Friday with a three game weekend series in Anaheim versus the Angels.