The World team converted one hit into an unearned run to open the game with a quick 1-0 lead.
Second baseman Ivan DeJesus opened the game with a single off lefthander Clayton Richard. He was erased when shortstop Elvis Andrus hit into a fielder’s choice, but an errant throw on the attempted double play by U.S. shortstop Jason Donald allowed Andrus to reach second. Andrus then stole third, outfielder Wilkin Ramirez walked, and Andrus scored when catcher Pablo Sandoval hit into a fielder’s choice (on a nice play by Donald to save a base hit). Third baseman Luke Hughes flied out to end the inning.
Richard worked mostly off his fastball against the World team, peaking at 91 mph but consistently pitching in the 87-90 range. He also threw a few changeups in an inning that was sloppy but did not see him get hit hard.