American League defeats National League 5-3 in MLB All-Star Game


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For the second straight season the American League defeated the National League 5-3 in the MLB All-Star Game from Target Field earning home field advantage in the World Series.

Max Scherzer earned the win after pitching a scoreless 5th becoming the first Tigers pitcher to accomplish this since Jim Bunning did it in 1957. Pat Neshek of the Cardinals was tagged with the loss while Glen Perkins nailed down the save.

The night though belonged to Derek Jeter who participated in his final All-Star Game going 2 for 2 with a double and run scored. He was eventually lifted in the 4th inning to a standing ovation from the Target Field crowd. And in what may be a passing of the torch moment, Mike Trout of the Angels was named the MVP of the game after going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI in the win.

Reigning AL MVP Miguel Cabrera also displayed his power homering in the first inning off Adam Wainwright who hadn’t given up a home run since May 30th of this year.

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