Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

The Rush: Joe Buck’s voice invades Major League Baseball players’ ears during All-Star game

The Rush: Joe Buck’s voice invades Major League Baseball players’ ears during All-Star game

The Los Angeles Angels perennial All-Star will wear Skaggs' No. 45 in the game in memory of the former starting pitcher, who was found dead earlier this month at the age of 27.

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At least one player noticed - and wasn't too pleased.

"I kind of expected it, to be honest", Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant said. Max Muncy grounded out in the seventh against Detroit's Shane Greene and struck out against New York's Aroldis Champman in the ninth. "I can't really thank the fans enough for creating that moment for me and making it really special".

McNeil, who was in his first All-Star Game, came into the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.

Michael Brantley of the Houston Astros, who played 10 seasons for the Indians and was an All-Star for the team in 2014, 2017 and 2018, singled in Astros teammate Alex Bregman for a 1-0 AL lead in the second inning.

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Colorado Rockies outfielder David Dahl had his name spelled wrong on the board. "That can't happen", McNeil said. And I know he is looking out over us tonight.

"I wanted to see my picture up there". Yelich skipped Monday's Home Run Derby due to a back issue, and went 0-for-2 last night.

The crowd chanted "Let's Go Bieber", during his performance, and it's an anthem that will likely be heard each time he takes the mound going forward.

"Overall it's one of the best baseball experiences I've ever had in my life", Cora said.

Trout started in his seventh consecutive All-Star game along with Dodger players Cody Bellinger and Hyun-Jin Ryu, who made history at the first-ever South Korean-born pitcher to start the Midsummer Classic. Angels teammates Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella switched their jerseys to Skaggs' number, and there was a pregame moment of silence. "I was trying to hold it together", Brantley said.

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