Merrifield gets hit in all-star game

Published 10:46 am Thursday, July 20, 2023

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Whit Merrifield came off the bench to play second base and went 1 for 2 in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 11. The National League beat the American League 3-2.

After flying out in the sixth inning, Merrifield singled to right in the eighth. It was his first hit in an All-Star Game after going 0 for 2 in both the 2019 and 2021 Midsummer Classics.

When the second half of the season began on Friday, Merrifield resumed his tear. He went 2 for 5 with 2 RBIs in a 7-2 win in the first game of a three-game series against Arizona. He went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs in a 5-2 win on Saturday. He went 1 for 3 with two runs and a walk in a 7-5 win on Sunday, when his average jumped to .292. He has hit safely in 63 of 85 games.