Derek Jeter has two hits as AL beats NL in 85th All-Star Game 5-3

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The 85th Annual All-Star Game brought out the stars of the American and National League, with home field advantage for the World Series on the line. In the end, the American League was able to win their second All-Star game in a row, beating the National League 5-3 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Derek Jeter led off the bottom of the first with a double and scored on a Mike Trout triple. Miguel Cabrera later hit a two-run home run, giving the American League a 3-0 lead. The National League fought back in the top of the second inning on a Chase Utley and Jonathan Lucroy double.

There was a slight delay in the top of the fourth inning when Alexei Ramirez came onto the field to replace Derek Jeter after Jeter notched a single in the bottom of the third. The delay went on for three minutes while Jeter gave the fans a curtain call, going into the dugout and hugging his American League teammates.

Play then resumed and in the bottom of the fourth inning, Lucroy had his second double of the game, scoring Dee Gordon and tying the game at three. The American League was able to take the lead for good in the fifth inning on a Trout double and a Jose Altuve SAC Fly.

What’s Next?

— All-Star Week is over for Major League Baseball and they get back to work on Friday. The Yankees will  be home when the second half of the season begins, sending David Phelps to the mound against the Cincinnati Reds. First pitch for that game will be at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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One Response to Derek Jeter has two hits as AL beats NL in 85th All-Star Game 5-3

  1. Robert Rufa says:

    Jeter is one of the classiest ballplayers in history, and it's fitting that he played in baseball's biggest theater for some high-quality Yankee teams. It may still be too soon to tell, but it's a shame he can't lead them to one more title. That would be a great way to go out for one of baseball's all-time greats. Who knows–maybe it'll happen.