Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer tied the 2016 All-Star Game at one apiece in the bottom of the second inning, drilling a Johnny Cueto fastball over the fence in left field at San Diego’s Petco Park for a solo home run.
Mookie Betts followed up with a single up the middle, bringing up Royals catcher Salvador Perez. With a 1-1 count, Cueto threw a 93 MPH fastball, which Perez launched to left field, landing several rows back beyond the fence, giving the American League a 3-1 lead.
As ESPN Stats & Info notes, Cueto is the first pitcher to allow two home runs in the All-Star Game since Roger Clemens in 2004, when he surrendered dingers to Alfonso Soriano and Manny Ramirez.
The second inning continued when Jackie Bradley, Jr. beat out an infield single. Cueto was able to strike out Jose Altuve, but National League manager Terry Collins came out to the mound to bring in Marlins ace Jose Fernandez.