The All-Star Game receives its fair share of criticism, but the 89th edition delivered on a number of levels.
One night after Bryce Harper stole the show during the Home Run Derby at Nationals Park, Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, and a number of others kept the party rolling. Here are the best moments from the night:
It doesn't appear that Harper thinks much of FOX broadcaster Joe Buck's defensive abilities.
The American League left fielder opened the scoring in the second inning with a solo shot off National League starter Max Scherzer. The blast was even caught by Judge's Yankee teammate Luis Severino, who was warming up in the bullpen.
Justin Verlander also called the home run:
Manny Machado trade rumors were one of the biggest talking points at the All-Star Game, and AL teammate J.D. Martinez tried to do some investigative reporting. Machado wasn't biting, however, but did provide a hilarious response.
Baseball fans got to see a little more of Trout's personality during the game. The two-time MVP was mic'd up and shared some of his thoughts and feelings about the All-Star Game and dished on his weather fascination.
After making an out, Lindor decided to get a round of push-ups in before the next pitch. The AL shortstop was mic'd up for an inning, and proved he's one of the young stars the league needs to market.
A record 10 home runs were bashed during the All-Star Game, including Scooter Gennett's game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and back-to-back blasts from Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer in the 10th.