Indians’ Shane Bieber makes history in first All-Star Game appearance, named MVP

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CLEVELAND, OHIO – JULY 09: Shane Bieber #57 of the Cleveland Indians and the American League pitches against the National League during the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber made history during his first All-Star Game appearance at Progressive Field Tuesday night, and then was named MVP.

Bieber struck out the side in the 5th inning. He had the entire crowd shouting, “Let’s go, Bieber,” and for good reason.

He’s the second pitcher of all time to strike out the side in his home park in his first All-Star Game, Stats by STATS tweeted.  He’s the first Indians pitcher to do so in an All-Star Game.

The Indians tweeted out, “MVP? Let’s make it happen!” And, it did! Bieber was named Most Valuable Player after the AL beat the NL. 

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