Boston Red Sox

For the sixth year in a row, it was the American League that emerged victorious at the MLB All-Star Game, this time by an 8-6 final in 10 innings at Nationals Park. And for the second year in a row, the win required 10 innings for the American League.

Here’s how the five Red Sox selected to represent Boston in Washington fared…

Getting the start in right field and batting leadoff for the American League, Mookie Betts went 0-for-3 at the plate. Betts’ night began with a five-pitch strikeout looking against the Nationals’ Max Scherzer, and ended with Betts striking out against Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola in the top half of the fifth inning.

American League starter and Red Sox teammate Chris Sale fared better in his smaller sample, with one hit allowed and a strikeout in one inning of work.

The height of what was Sale’s third straight All-Star Game start came when he got the Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt to chase a pitch for strike three before Freddie Freeman’s flyout ended the inning.

After his outing, it was announced that Sale’s hat would be making its way to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Hitting in the clean-up spot for the A.L., Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez put forth a 1-for-2 night. Martinez singled on the first pitch he saw from Scherzer in the top half of the first inning, and struck out against the Mets’ Jacob DeGrom later in the win.

A defensive replacement later in the night, Mitch Moreland made the most of his first All-Star Game nod, and finished the night with a 2-for-3 effort at the plate.

Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel, meanwhile, got the night off.

The Red Sox will enjoy the rest of their All-Star break before getting back to work starting Friday night in Detroit.