Future Stars: National League beats AL

DENVER – Nine pitchers of the National League combined to silence their rivals for most of the afternoon and four of their batters hit five home runs in an 8-3 victory over the American league, Sunday at Coors Field, in the 2021 Major League Future All-Star Game.

Chicago Cubs outfielder Brennen Davis hit two solo homers and was named MVP of the game, while Cuban shortstop José Barrero, Venezuelan catcher Francisco Álvarez and first baseman Michael Toglia hit one per head to lead the attack. eight-hitter (six extra-base hits) from the young circuit on a hot afternoon in Denver.

Starter Matt Liberatore (St. Louis Cardinals) and relievers Max Meyer (Miami Marlins), Andre Jackson (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Lodolo (Cincinnati Reds), Quinn Priester (Pittsburgh Pirates), Cade Cavalli (Washington Nationals) and Manny Rodriguez (Chicago Cubs) let down the mighty AL artillery in one hit for the first six innings.

Jake Eder (Marlins) and Ethan Small (Milwaukee Brewers) allowed all three AL runs in the last inning.

One of the few times AL hitters threatened early in the game occurred in the fifth inning, when 3B Spencer Torkelson and SS Austin Martin traded walks with two outs, but Cavadi struck out the New Dominican super prospect. York Yankees, Jasson Domínguez, to close the event.

Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene hit two of the visitors’ five hits, while Boston Red Sox shortstop Jeter Downs hit a double that produced two runs in the last inning rally.

For the American League they launched Cole Winn (Texas Rangers), Shane Baz (Tampa Bay Rays), Cole Ragans (Rangers), Josh Winder (Minnesota Twins), Reid Detmers (Los Angeles Angels) and the Dominicans Brayan Bello (Boston Red Sox) , Héctor Yan (Angels), Marcos Diplán (Baltimore Orioles) and Luis Medina (Yankees).

Liberatore was the winning pitcher and Winn the defeated.

The Future All-Star Game was created in 1999 to expose the best talent from organizations on the stage of the Major League All-Star Game festivities. For the first 20 years of its history, it faced the United States and the World, the latter a team made up of the best international talent. The United States dominated that phase 13-7.

Since 2019 in Cleveland the format of facing teams from the American and National leagues began. The clash two years ago at Progressive Field ended tied 2-2 after running out of regulation innings, seven regular innings plus one additional inning.