Jeter, Trout Star As AL Beats NL 5-3

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Jeter, Trout Star As AL Beats NL 5-3 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:38 pm

Derek Jeter starred and Mike Trout was named MVP as the American League topped the National League 5-3 in the All-Star Game at Target Field on Tuesday night.

The AL will now enjoy home field advantage in the World Series.

Jeter went 2-for-2 in his final All-Star Game. He received a standing ovation when he led off for the AL in the bottom of the first inning and when he was replaced in the field by Alexei Ramirez after logging two at-bats.

His hits left him with a .481 All-Star average (13-for-27), just behind Charlie Gehringer's .500 record (10-for-20) for players with 20 or more at-bats.

Raised in New Jersey, Trout saw a lot of Jeter and said all week he felt honored to play alongside him.

"Growing up I was setting goals to myself that when I get -- if I ever get the chance to get -- to the big leagues, that's how I want to play," Trout said. "And the way he carries himself on and off the field, how he respects the game -- always hustling, it doesn't matter what the score is. If they are down 10 runs, he is always running the ball out. That's how I want to play."

Via Associated Press

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