Alex Bregman Wins 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJuly 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros and the American League celebrates with Jean Segura #2 of the Seattle Mariners and the American League after hitting a solo home run in the tenth inning against the National League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman was named the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP after he smashed a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 10th inning Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. 

A blast from teammate George Springer moments later gave the American League a two-run lead, and it held on for an 8-6 win, its sixth straight Midsummer Classic victory. 

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Bregman and Springer joined the Los Angeles Dodgers duo of Steve Garvey and Jimmy Wynn (1975) as the only sets of teammates to hit back-to-back home runs in All-Star Game history. 

Bregman also became the first Astros player to snare the coveted hardware. 

Incidentally, it was the second year in a row the All-Star Game MVP went yard in the 10th inning, A year ago, Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano ripped a solo shot into right field at Marlins Park off Wade Davis to hand the AL a 2-1 win. 

Bregman, who entered the break hitting .288 with a career-high 20 home runs and 64 RBI, will try to keep things rolling into the fall as the Astros eye back-to-back titles. 

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