Kris Bryant opens All-Star scoring with first-inning home run

SAN DIEGO -- Chicago Cubs All-Star third baseman Kris Bryant hit a first-pitch home run off American League starter Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox to give the National League an early 1-0 lead in the 2016 All-Star Game on Tuesday.

Bryant was 0-for-6 with six strikeouts against Sale in his career before his two-out, first-inning at-bat, which ended with the ball in the left-field stands. Bryant is the first Cub since Alfonso Soriano, in 2007, to hit a long ball in an All-Star Game. He's also the youngest Cub to hit a homer in the Midsummer Classic since Augie Galan in 1936, according to research by ESPN Stats & Information.

Bryant leads the National League with 25 home runs so far in 2016, just one shy of his 2015 total. Tuesday's shot was measured at 394 feet.