Returning to the ballpark he grew up going to, Giancarlo Stanton made himself right at home by nearly sending a ball to the neighborhood from which he hails.
The Yankees slugger clobbered a 457-foot moonshot for a two-run home run that helped the American League knock off the National League 3-2 on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Stanton’s blast, which tied the game at two in the fourth inning, earned him the All-Star Game MVP, making him only the third Yankee to win the award (joining Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera).
“Just having my pops here was special,” said Stanton, who grew up in nearby Tujunga. “He took me to games here when I was growing up to watch players like everyone that was playing out there today.”
Byron Buxton followed Stanton with a home run of his own, the back-to-back shots giving the AL the lead and sending them to their ninth straight win in the Midsummer Classic.