American and National League records in MLB All-Star game: AL continues dominant win streak with 2022 victory


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The 2022 All-Star Game is in the books, with the American League winning 3-2 after gaining the lead on back-to-back home runs from Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton. Emmanuel Clase eventually slammed the door for the AL, granting the American League its ninth straight win and 21st in the last 25 showdowns.

It was a game that started fast with the National League jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning behind an RBI single from Mookie Betts and a home run from Paul Goldschmidt. But victory, ultimately, wasn’t to be for the NL as its woes continue.

The nine-game winning streak for the AL pulls it into second-place all-time, ahead of the NL’s eight-game streak from 1963 to 1970. Only the National League’s 11-game win streak from 1972 to 1982 is longer.

Powered by pitching performances from the likes of Alek Manoah, Nestor Cortes Jr., and Clase, the American League has the NL’s number. Here’s a look at how brutal things have been.

American League vs. National League record

The AL now leads the all-time series against the NL 47-43, with its dominance since 1997 erasing the National League’s similar reign from the 60s to the 70s. The AL is 21-3-1 in the last 25 years, and has had a stranglehold over the ASG in that time.

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The AL logged 10 strikeouts Tuesday, including six from Manoah and Clase alone.

Longest All-Star Game winning streaks

The nine-game winning streak for the American League is second all-time, trailing only the NL’s 11-game streak from 1972 to 1982. Heading into this year’s game, the American League’s current streak was tied with the National League at eight.

Longest streaks

Team Streak Years
National League 11 1972-1982
American League 9 2013-Present
American League 7 2003-2009
American League 6 1988-1993
American League 5 1997-2001

During the AL’s winning streak, the National League held the lead for one inning heading into Tuesday’s game. That was during the first inning of the 2016 ASG. It tacked three more innings onto that total Tuesday after taking a 2-0 lead in the first, but Stanton and Buxton erased it in the fourth.

The dominance of the AL is impressive, but for those invested in the success of the National League, look at the bright side: At least it doesn’t determine home field advantage anymore.


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