New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge scored the first run of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night.
The 2021 MLB All-Star Game officially began with on-field introductions and an emotional tribute to baseball great Hank Aaron. The American League and National League teams went scoreless through the first inning, but the same could not be said during the top of the second frame.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge reached first base on a four-pitch walk by Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers. Judge advanced to third on a double by Boston Red Sox first baseman Rafael Devers and scored at home following an RBI single by Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien to give the AL an early 1-0 lead.
It certainly is weird to see Judge advance and score with some help from division rivals. But hey, that is the beauty of the All-Star Game. Once the Midsummer Classic concludes, the rivalries instantly return.