Shohei Ohtani “Simply Grateful” for MLB All-Star Game Experience

DENVER – He was not elected MVP, that honor went to Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

He didn’t get a hit, or even take the ball out of the infield in two home plate appearances.

He pitched a 1-2-3 inning, but didn’t strike anyone at bat.

It didn’t make a difference.

The All-Star Game, won by the American League for the eighth consecutive year, 5-2, still belonged to Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.

Ohtani, the winning pitcher with his lone inning of work, was the one to receive the loudest standing ovations throughout Tuesday night in front of a sold-out crowd of 49,184 at Coors Field.

“I was just grateful,” Ohtani says, “for all the encouragement and support I received.”

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