American League Wins All-Star Game Behind Derek Jeter And Mike Trout


The 2014 MLB All-Star Game goes to the American League with a 5-3 win Tuesday night at Target Field in Minneapolis. With the win, home field advantage in the World Series goes to the AL champion.

In Derek Jeter‘s final All-Star game, it was fitting that he would go 2-for-2 with a run scored. But it was the future-is-now superstar Mike Trout who garnered MVP honors with his 2-for-3 performance, 2 RBI and a run scored.

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez started things off for the American League and pitched one inning allowing a leadoff single to Andrew McCutchen. Then after a wild pitch moved McCutchen to second, Felix settled in striking out Yasiel Puig and Troy Tulowitzki before getting Paul Goldschmidt to ground out to end the inning.

The AL jumped out to a 3-0 lead off St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright. A leadoff double by Jeter followed by a triple by Trout, a strikeout by Robinson Cano and a 2-run homer by Miguel Cabrera.

Cano struck out in both of his at-bats, first by Wainwright and then in the 3rd by Alfredo Simon.

The National League tied it up with two in the 2nd off Jon Lester and one in the 4th off Chris Sale.

The AL took the lead for good in the 5th with an RBI double by Trout and a sac fly by Jose Altuve. Kyle Seager came in for Nelson Cruz as the DH in the 6th, and grounded out to 1st base in both of his at-bats.

Then, the bullpens took over and we got the game we expected.

Fernando Rodney came in to get the final out of the 8th inning. The Seattle closer walked Todd Frazier and then struck out Daniel Murphy to end the 8th. He did shoot his arrow into the sky during the introductions before the game.

All in all, there were 22 strikeouts between the two sides and only two walks.

The Mariners now have another two days off before they head down to Anaheim to take on the Angels.

Speculation is in overload as to whether or not they will welcome a new teammate or two by the time they arrive in L.A.




Andrew McCutchenCF301000011.333
Charlie BlackmonCF200000100.000
Yasiel PuigRF300000301.000
Hunter PenceRF100000000.000
Troy TulowitzkiSS301000101.333
Starlin CastroSS100000100.000
Paul Goldschmidt1B300000102.000
Freddie Freeman1B1010000001.000
Giancarlo StantonDH300000100.000
Aramis Ramírez3B312000000.667
Todd Frazier3B000001000.000
Chase Utley2B1111000001.000
Dee GordonPR-2B110000000.000
Daniel Murphy2B100000102.000
Jonathan LucroyC2022000001.000
Devin MesoracoC100000101.000
Miguel MonteroC100000000.000
Carlos GómezLF200000102.000
Josh HarrisonLF200000100.000


2B – T Tulowitzki (1, M Scherzer); A Ramirez (1, S Kazmir); C Utley (1, J Lester); J Lucroy 2 (2, J Lester, C Sale)

RBI – C Utley (1), J Lucroy 2 (2)

2-out RBI – J Lucroy

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A McCutchen 1, P Goldschmidt 2, D Murphy 1, D Mesoraco 1, C Gomez 1

Team LOB – 7


SB – A McCutchen (1, 3rd base off F Hernandez/S Perez)


E – F Freeman (1, field)


Derek JeterSS2120000001.000
Alexei RamírezSS211000010.500
Mike TroutLF312200001.667
Brandon MossRF100000101.000
Robinson Canó2B200000202.000
José Altuve2B000100000.000
Ian KinslerPH-2B100000101.000
Miguel Cabrera1B311210002.333
José Abreu1B100000000.000
José BautistaRF200000100.000
Yoenis CéspedesLF200000000.000
Nelson CruzDH200000100.000
Adam JonesCF200000100.000
Adrián Béltre3B000001000.000
Josh Donaldson3B200000100.000
Michael BrantleyCF100000001.000
Salvador PérezC100000000.000
Derek NorrisC211000100.500
Kurt SuzukiC000000000.000


2B – D Jeter (1, A Wainwright); M Trout (1, P Neshek)

3B – M Trout (1, A Wainwright)

HR – M Cabrera (1, 1st inning off A Wainwright 1 on, 1 Out)

SF – J Altuve

RBI – M Trout 2 (2), J Altuve (1), M Cabrera 2 (2)

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – I Kinsler 1, M Cabrera 2

Team LOB – 4


SB – A Ramirez (1, 2nd base off C Kimbrel/D Mesoraco)



Adam Wainwright1.03330213.0027.00
Clayton Kershaw1.00000100.000.00
Zack Greinke1.00000200.000.00
Pat Neshek(L, 0-1)0.13220009.0054.00
Tyler Clippard0.20000000.000.00
Francisco Rodríguez1.00001001.000.00
Craig Kimbrel1.00000300.000.00
Tony Watson0.10000000.000.00
Aroldis Chapman0.20000000.000.00


Félix Hernández1.01000201.000.00
Jon Lester1.03220003.0018.00
Yu Darvish1.00000100.000.00
Chris Sale1.01110101.009.00
Max Scherzer(W, 1-0)1.01000201.000.00
Scott Kazmir(HLD, 2)0.21000101.500.00
Greg Holland(HLD, 2)1.00000100.000.00
Sean Doolittle(HLD, 2)0.21000201.500.00
Fernando Rodney(HLD, 2)0.10001103.000.00
Glen Perkins(SV, 1)1.00000100.000.00

WP – A Simon, F Hernandez

HBP – C Utley (by C Sale)

Pitches-strikes – A Wainwright 21-14; C Kershaw 11-7; A Simon 22-14; Z Greinke 12-9; P Neshek 15-9; T Clippard 11-8; F Rodriguez 12-4; C Kimbrel 19-14; T Watson 1-1; A Chapman 5-4; F Hernandez 14-9; J Lester 22-17; Y Darvish 14-8; C Sale 16-9; M Scherzer 18-11; S Kazmir 12-10; K Uehara 4-4; G Holland 9-6; S Doolittle 13-10; F Rodney 8-4; G Perkins 9-7

Ground balls-fly balls – A Wainwright 1-1; C Kershaw 1-1; A Simon 0-1; Z Greinke 1-0; P Neshek 3-0; T Clippard 0-2; F Rodriguez 3-0; C Kimbrel 1-0; T Watson 0-1; A Chapman 2-0; F Hernandez 2-0; J Lester 0-3; Y Darvish 0-0; C Sale 0-1; M Scherzer 1-0; S Kazmir 2-0; K Uehara 0-0; G Holland 1-1; S Doolittle 1-0; F Rodney 0-0; G Perkins 1-1

Batters faced – A Wainwright 6; C Kershaw 3; A Simon 4; Z Greinke 3; P Neshek 4; T Clippard 2; F Rodriguez 4; C Kimbrel 4; T Watson 1; A Chapman 2; F Hernandez 4; J Lester 6; Y Darvish 3; C Sale 5; M Scherzer 4; S Kazmir 3; K Uehara 1; G Holland 3; S Doolittle 3; F Rodney 2; G Perkins 3

Game Details

Game Time: 3:13.

Umpires: HP–Gary Cederstrom. 1B–Jeff Nelson. 2B–Bob Davidson. 3B–Scott Barry. RF–Vic Carapazza. LF–Todd Tichenor.

Weather: 72 degrees, Partly Cloudy.

Wind: 11 mph, In From Left.

Attendance: 41,048.