2014 MLB All-Star Game: Should the New York Yankees make the World Series they can thank their captain for helping get home field advantage in the series.
Fans in Minneapolis were not shy in showing Derek Jeter appreciation during the All-Star Game at Target Field Tuesday night, and he was more than happy to give them a reason why.
The Yankees captain who was starting in his 14 and final All-Star Game got the night off on the right track for the AL with a lead off double–and the American League never looked back.
Mike Trout hit a triple off of NL starter Adam Wainwright to score Jeter and give the AL a lead it would never relinquish. He scored when Miguel Cabrera hit a home run in to deep left field to give the AL a 3-0 lead.
The NL countered with two runs in the second and another in the fourth in large part due to a pair of doubles by Jonathan Lucroy to tie the game up. A double by Mike Trout in the fifth inning scored Derek Norris and put the AL back on top for good.
Jose Altuve added some insurance with a sacrifice fly later in the fifth to end the scoring.
With a 5-3 win the AL continued it’s dominance over the NL winning its 13th All-Star game in the last 17. Whatever team represents the AL will now have home field advantage throughout the World Series as well.
For leading the way offensively Mike Trout was named the MVP of the game.