Shane McClanahan became the second Rays pitcher ever to start the All-Star Game when he took the mound for the American League on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Ronald Acuña of the Braves opened the game by hitting a ground rule double off him, before Mookie Betts drove him in to give the National League a 1-0 lead. Moments later Padres third baseman Manny Machado grounded into a beautiful double play turned by the American League behind McClanahan.
The National League was then able to take a 2-0 lead over the American League when Paul Goldschmidt of the Cardinals hit a home run to left center field.
After that Trea Turner of the Dodgers singled, before Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras struck out swinging to end the inning.
McClanahan finished his All-Star Game debut pitching one inning in which he allowed two earned runs on four hits while striking out one and walking none. He threw 23 pitches on the night, 14 of them for strikes.
Keep it locked to 95.3 WDAE & AM 620 for the latest Rays news, including every Rays game all season long on your Home for Rays Baseball.
PHOTO COURTESY GETTY IMAGES