CLEVELAND (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Rangers outfielder and All-Star homered on the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the 7th inning of the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night in Cleveland.

The home run gave the American League a 4-1 lead.

It was the first home run by a Ranger in an All-Star Game since Mark Teixeira in 2005 at Detroit.

Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers and the American League runs the bases after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning 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 Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Gallo is the only Ranger to play in the All-Star Game.

Hunter Pence and Mike Minor made the team but Pence is injured and the Rangers did not want Minor to pitch to keep his innings down.

The Rangers tweeted video Gallo’s big hit and said, “All it took was one pitch. #JoeyJack, #AllStarGame edition.

The American League went on to win the game 4-3 and Gallo’s homer ended up being the game-winning hit.

Despite that, Cleveland pitcher Shane Bieber was named the MVP of the All-Star Game for striking out the side in the 5th inning.

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