Vladimir Guerrero Jr. connects for monster home run in All-Star Game

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DENVER (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. stood at home plate and admired his handiwork for an extra moment. It’s hard to blame him after crushing a slider from Corbin Burnes in the third inning that landed near the last row of seats in left field.

Like father, like son as he gave the American League a 2-0 lead after three innings in the All-Star Game. His dad homered off Brad Penny in 2006.

The 468-foot liner from the younger Guerrero was a no-doubter. Immediately after it was hit, shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. put his glove on his head and slowly turned around to watch the ball leave the yard.

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It was the longest homer at the All-Star Game since Statcast began tracking in 2015.

Guerrero’s homer was No. 200 in All-Star Game history.

Burnes was tagged for both runs. He also surrendered an RBI single to Marcus Semien in the second.

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