The American League defeated the National League 5-3 in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
The game was also the final Midsummer Classic for New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who announced in February that he would retire after the season. Jeter, who batted leadoff for the American League, hit a double in his first at-bat and was knocked in by Trout, who hit a triple right behind him.
Trout finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored to become the second-youngest All-Star Game MVP in baseball history.
Tied at three going into the bottom of the fifth inning, Trout eventually hit a double to left that scored Oakland A’s catcher Derek Norris to put the American League up for good, giving them their 13th All-Star Game victory in the last 17 years.
With the win, the American League will now have home-field advantage in this year’s World Series.