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Hader's ASG debut doesn't mirror '18 success

Brewers reliever gives up three-run home run to Segura
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WASHINGTON -- Josh Hader's phenomenal first half didn't end as planned, and neither did his first career appearance in the All-Star Game.

After Reds first baseman Joey Votto bobbled Jean Segura's foul popup over the rail of the first base dugout for an error, Segura made the National League pay by smashing a tiebreaking three-run home run for a 5-2 American League lead in the eighth inning of Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

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WASHINGTON -- Josh Hader's phenomenal first half didn't end as planned, and neither did his first career appearance in the All-Star Game.

After Reds first baseman Joey Votto bobbled Jean Segura's foul popup over the rail of the first base dugout for an error, Segura made the National League pay by smashing a tiebreaking three-run home run for a 5-2 American League lead in the eighth inning of Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

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Hader left a 95.3 mph fastball up in the middle of the strike zone against Segura, the former Brewers shortstop who made the American League squad via the Final Vote.

When Mitch Moreland followed with a single, Hader was replaced by Padres closer Brad Hand to finish the inning with no more damage. Hader was charged with three runs (one earned) on four hits, with his lone out coming via a strikeout of Astros third baseman Alex Bregman.

In 66 regular-season appearances for the Brewers over the past two years, Hader has never allowed more than two runs. Only once has he surrendered four hits -- in his next-to-last outing before the break, when Hader yielded back-to-back home runs to the Marlins' Starlin Castro and Brian Anderson and took a blown save in a July 9 loss at Miami.

Hader was the last of the franchise-record five Brewers All-Stars to enter the game, and some of his teammates fared better. Jeremy Jeffress, the last Milwaukee player added, pitched a scoreless sixth inning.

Christian Yelich hit a solo home run on an 0-2 pitch from Houston's Charlie Morton in the eighth to reclaim one of the runs off Hader. Yelich became the second Brewers player to hit a home run in a Midsummer Classic, joining 2011 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Prince Fielder.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.

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