Both closers stranded runners on third in the ninth. He earned the win.
Following a two-out walk to Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto, Miller struck out Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger to end the game. So of course, Molina would drill an Ervin Santana offering to right-center to tie the game up at one with a powerful solo shot. That initiative, known as "This Time It Counts", was a response to a controversial extra-innings tie in 2002.
Molina had just entered behind the plate in the top half and snapped off an All-Star first - Nelson Cruz pulled a phone out of his uniform trousers and asked the catcher to snap a photo of him with umpire Joe West.
Bryce Harper's diving grab of Salvador Perez's line drive in the second was only topped by the massive hair flip he did as he picked himself up off the ground. Blackmon lined out to right to lead off the first, swinging at the first pitch of the game from Sale.
Scherzer is one of four Nationals that will take the field for the NL in the top of the first inning.
Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna was on the losing National League team, but he was still happy for his fellow Dominican Cano. Now, it's just an exhibition game; the big stars will get two at-bats and be replaced by a bunch of guys from bad teams. However, Betances got Murphy to bounce out to end the inning. Expect more of the same with average scoring and whoever gets a three or more run lead, control the rest of the ball game.
On the first pitch from Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer, Ramirez smashed a single to right field, just under the glove of Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.
This year's Futures Game was loaded with talented players who will soon be tearing up the major leagues.
Two of the most significant dates in the Major League Baseball regular season occur within a few weeks of each other: the MLB All-Star Game and non-waiver trade deadline. I already got it once for the Home Run Derby. The pitching looks about even to me but I prefer the hitting of the National League to be the difference.
That tandem has combined for 24 wins while posting sub-2.20 ERA's so far this season and will be looking to shut it down at the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.