Jeter Shines In Final All Star Game
Wednesday Jul 16, 2014 12:00am
(MINNEAPOLIS) – Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech, and then delivered two final All-Star hits. Mike Trout perhaps the top candidate to succeed the 40 year old Jeter as the face of the game, seemed ready to assume the role with a tiebreaking triple and later a go-ahead double that earned the 22 year old MVP honors as the American League beat the National Leauge 5-3 for their 13th win in 17 years. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer to help give the AL champion home-field advantage for the World Series. Detroit's Max Scherzer, in line to be the most prized free-agent pitcher after the season, pitched a scoreless fifth for the win, and Glen Perkins got the save in his home ballpark. The AL improved to 9-3 since the All-Star Game started deciding which league gets World Series home-field advantage.