The American League defeated the National League in the All-Star Game last Tuesday, on July 13, at the Coors Field, in Denver, Colorado. With a 5-2 win, this is the eighth straight win for the AL. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was elected the MVP from the match and became the youngest MVP from the All-Star.
The run was scored by Guerrero Jr, Judge, Zunino, Hernández, and Mullins for the AL All-Star. On the other hand, Machado and Realmuto scored the runs for the NL. With the result, a team from the American League will have the advantage to play four games at home, if necessary, on MLB Finals.
But which one will be on the Finals to enjoy the advantage of playing more games for your supporters?
Chicago White Sox has the best season from the AL Central, and it is the first place of the conference, with 54 wins and 35 losses. The White Sox also has the best record at home, with a 31-14 season.
To close to the Chicago, Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros have 55 wins and 36 losses. They led the AL East and West, respectively. Houston had a good season last year and lost just on the AL Championship Series.
Tampa Bay Rays will try to be on the World Series again, just like last season. The Rays has 53 wins and 37 losses, and it is in second place in AL East.
The fifth better team from the conference, Oakland Athletics has 52 wins and 40 losses, and it is just behind the Astros in the AL West.
Home Run Derby
Who could imagine what happens in the HR Derby? The four favorite players already lost in the first game. From Los Angeles Angels, the star Shohei Ohtani was disappointed and felt in the first round, for Juan Soto, from Washington Nationals.
In the end, Pete Alonso from NY Mets got the second straight Home Rund Derby after winning against Trey Mancini from Baltimore Orioles.