St. Louisan and Mizzou product Scherzer finished up his fourth All-Star start in a perfect inning by striking out Xander Bogaerts.
Ohtani ran through his own perfect inning which ended with Coors favorite Nolan Arenado, a Colorado Rockies star for eight years, tapping to shortstop. Arenado also grounded out in his only other at-bat.
Cardinals reliever Alex Reyes,one of 42 first-time All-Stars, relieved in the eighth and allowed a bloop single before forcing Kansas City’s Whit Merrifield to ground out and throwing 98 mph gas past Zunino for his first All-Star strikeout.
The Americans took a 1-0 lead in the second as Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes walked Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and Boston’s Rafael Devers doubled past first baseman Freddie Freeman of Atlanta.