Chris Sale pitches during the first inning of the 89th All-Star Game. (Nick Wass/Pool/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The MLB's All-Star break's over, but it was a successful trip for the Red Sox in an American League win. Chris Sale started for the third straight year--just the third player ever to do so. What was Chris thinking about that on the mound?
"The only thing I was thinking about out there was getting outs and not messing up," he said.
It worked out. It was a scoreless inning for the Boston ace. J.D. Martinez started the Midsummer Classic for the first time, and singled once in two at-bats.
"It's one of those experiences where you can just go out there, you kind of don't get judged on your performance," Martinez said. "It's kind of just having fun, and you're facing tough guys. If you get out, you're supposed to get out, because they're that good, and if you get a hit, then that's great. It's one of those things where, really not that much pressure, it's just fun, just go out there and have a great time."
It was Martinez's second All-Star Game, but Mitch Moreland's first. He went 2-for-3.
"A couple singles, just setting the table," Moreland said. "But it was fun, it was fun to go out there and play."
Mookie Betts was hitless in three tries, and Craig Kimbrel never planned to pitch.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports