Jean Segura takes advantage of error with tie-breaking home run

Jean Segura takes advantage of error with tie-breaking home run

Monday's MLB Home Run Derby saw some disappointing ratings for ESPN despite Bryce Harper's thrilling win, and some of that was about sluggers like Aaron Judge deciding not to participate.

So there have been plenty of dingers in this one. He fouled off a 95-mph fastball before mashing Scherzer's next offering over the left center field fence for a 399 foot home run.

While the power display entertained the fans who stuck around for the end of the 3 hour, 34-minute game, the one-dimensional exhibition won't allay any concerns about a sport that's becoming defined by home runs, strikeouts and walks.

Bregman led off the top of the tenth inning with a solo shot to center field. It led to an 8-6 American League victory. Jean Segura of the Mariners, who hit a three-run homer earlier, scored later in the inning on a sacrifice fly from the Indians' Michael Brantley. Ten were hit, in fact, shattering an All-Star Game record set back in 1971, when six were hit.

The AL, however, took the lead for good on back-to-back home runs by Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer in the 10th.

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The National League answered in the bottom half when Cubs catcher Willson Contreras homered against Tampa Bay's Blake Snell.

Things stayed right there all the way to the bottom of the 7th inning, when Trevor Story of the Rockies hit a solo-shot off of the Astros Charlie Morton to tie the game at 2-2.

NL starter Max Scherzer struck out four and allowed one run in his two innings on the mound, while Red Sox ace Chris Sale threw a scoreless first inning for the American League.

The AL has won 18 of the last 21 All-Star Games played to a decision, taking a 44-43 lead in the series, with two ties. "You're with the best baseball players in the world and I tried to take advantage of that".

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