MVP: The LA Angels’ Mike Trout became the 2nd youngest MVP in All-Star history. He had the choice to take home either a corvette or a Chevy Silverado. He chose the Vette.
— NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN) July 16, 2014
Congratulations Mike Trout 22 years old, 3 all star appearances, 1 #ASG MVP wow!
— Baseball Serious (@BaseballSerious) July 16, 2014
The American League beat the National League in the 85th annual MLB All-Star Game for the second consecutive year to win home field advantage for the World Series.
With performances by Idina Menzel along with Derek Jeter’s farewell tribute, it was one of the biggest events on the baseball calendar.
Face of baseball over the years: Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game is tonight – here's how he looked from the start. https://t.co/kZgF8QbOe7
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 15, 2014
The National League batted in the top of the inning, the American League in the bottom.
Here’s how it went down:
Jeter almost made the first out of the game with a beautiful catch and throw, but was a hundredth of a second too late.
Jeter led off with a beautiful double, showing off his veteran skill and giving the crowd exactly the show they wanted. Someone in the corwd even had the nerve to yell “overrated” before Jeter got up to bat. Jeter shut him up quickly.
Mike Trout followed with a triple to bat in Jeter who scored the first goal of the game.
Two base hit, three base hit, and then Cabrera finished off the hits with a home run to make the score 3-0 AL. Couldn’t make this up if you tried.
So in Mike Trout's first time up in his 3 All-Star games he has singled, doubled and tripled. Homer coming next year in Cincy.
— Gus Ramsey (@GusRamsey) July 16, 2014
Ramirez, Utley & Lucroy!! Let's go NL 😁👍
— Macy Watkins (@macy_onefour) July 16, 2014
Ramirez started the inning with a double.
Utley followed with another double to get and RBI.
Lucroy hits the third double of the National League to make it 3-2!
11 pitches, 3 outs for Kershaw. … Darvish in for Lester
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 16, 2014
Kershaw pitched a 1-2-3 inning after replacing Wainwright to keep the score at 3-2.
Puig strikes out for the second time. Didn't hit any homers in the derby last night. Rough #ASG debut
— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) July 16, 2014
Jeter is 2 for 2 with a single in the third.
Derek Jeter now 13 for 27 in All-Star Game competition (.481 BA)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 16, 2014
Wow. Todd Frazier and Derek Jeter from 1998. pic.twitter.com/RVPVXZpwf0
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) July 16, 2014
Cabrera hit a line drive to Tulowitzki to end the inning.
That's a wrap. Hats off to Derek Jeter. pic.twitter.com/E7lbbMxkDO
— theScore (@theScore) July 16, 2014
#Dodgers Dee Gordon scores from 1st on Jonathan Lucroy off RF wall. Ties game 3-3.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 16, 2014
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 16, 2014
Greinke pitched a phenomenal 1-2-3 inning.
Puig has had an all star break to forget. Homer-less in the derby, 3 strikeouts tonight
— Nick Dräger (@Drager_bombs) July 16, 2014
Puig swings and misses for his 3rd strikeout of the game. He has yet to get a hit in the ASG.
ALL STAR GAME: Double off the wall for Troy Tulowitzki! #GoBeach
— LBSU Athletics (@LBSUAthletics) July 16, 2014
National League captain Tulowitzki gets a double, but Goldschmidt struck out next to end the inning.
— Sports Talk Florida (@SportsTalkFLA) July 16, 2014
Mike Trout nails a double to bring in another run to put the AL up 4-3. His hit was controversial as many think it went foul.
Ramirez tagged third base and ran in for the point after Altuve’s fly out to left field to bring the AL up 5-3.
The innings ends with RBIs by Trout and Altuve.
— Cubbies Crib (@CubbiesCrib) July 16, 2014
Ramirez has his 2nd hit of the night and advances to second base, but no one helps him get home.
Freddie Freeman closed out the inning with one man on base with a beautiful split to get Gordon out.
HOW CAN FREDDIE FREEMAN BALANCE LIKE THIS?!?!?!? pic.twitter.com/3As3YA0j6d
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) July 16, 2014
7th Inning Stretch
— Gigg.com (@gigg) July 16, 2014
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiantsFans) July 16, 2014
Fan with a huge picture of Cano on his T-shirt just kept Freeman from catching that foul pop behind first.
— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) July 16, 2014
Freddie Freeman get a single in his first ever All Star at bat! #Braves
— NL East Talk (@NLEastTalk) July 16, 2014
Freddie Freeman hits a single, but Rizzo strikes out directly after to bring them to 2 outs.
Frazier follows with a hit to put the NL with men on 1st and 2nd base, but Murphy strikes out to end the inning.
Chapman goes in as pitcher and closes out the inning, however he walks off the field limping.
— Nate (@BarstoolNate) July 16, 2014
Hometown battery as the AL looks to close it out: Perkins and Suzuki. AL up 5-3 in the 9th.
— Eye on Baseball (@EyeOnBaseball) July 16, 2014
Perkins closes out the game for the third consecutive American League win.
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Idina Menzel was absolutely incredible in the pregame ceremony. The kind of voice that involuntarily gives you goosebumps.
— Amelia Rayno (@AmeliaRayno) July 16, 2014
THIS JUST IN: Felix Hernandez (AL) and Adam Wainwright (NL) will be the starting pitchers for the MLB All-Star Game. pic.twitter.com/ylG2gdkH2B
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 14, 2014
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 15, 2014
— ESPN (@espn) July 15, 2014
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) July 15, 2014
The introduction of the players for the MLB All-Star Game has been one of my favorite sports moments each year since I was 6 years old.
— Terry Blount (@TerryBlountESPN) July 15, 2014
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