“The players executed”.
Still trailing 3-1, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen lead off the bottom of the sixth with a solo bomb to bring the NL within a run, but the AL answered with a pair of runs in the seventh and then tacked on another run in the eighth. See you in the American League pennant winner’s home park for Game One of the 2015 World Series. In the ninth, after some drama ignited by a Ryan Braun triple and Brandon Crawford sac fly, the Twins’ Glen Perkins was able to retire the side and finish off the All-Star Game for a second consecutive year. Trout also has hit for the cycle in his first at bat over the course of his first four All Star Games. Cincinnati hosted its first Major League Baseball All Star game since 1988, and its first in Great American Ballpark.
Trout, the 2014 All-Star Game MVP, opened this edition with a homer into the first rows of the right-field seats against NL starter and Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Maybe just send Mike Trout a whole fleet of cars right now and get it over with.
“What did you expect him to do? You look at him as one of the best players on the planet”.
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game maintained its traditional stature as the No. 1 All-Star event in American sports.
The National League tied the game in the second, negating the advantage provided by the Trout homer. Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki hit into a fielder’s choice to end the inning.
While there were plenty of runs late, it was the first run of the game that was the most impressive.
The AL Central looks to be the most competitive division in the junior circuit, with Kansas City leading the way, Minnesota now in second and Detroit still in the mix, if they get Miguel Cabrera back in the lineup and hitting like he did in the first half of the season. The American League would never trail again. “It was an especially good moment for me”.
“It’s awesome to see guys like that”, Trout said. He hit a lead-off homer and scored two runs. “I said, ‘Do your best and let’s have fun tonight.'”.
Keuchel allowed an unearned run and two hits in his two innings. “Thats what I’m trying to say”. This year I’ve been throwing it more. Me and Todd, you know, we go back a while.
“It’s something that I’m going to cherish even though I did strike out”.
“He definitely told me to go deep”, Trout said. To Trout, that fantastic four might as well have played in the era of black-and-white television. “I’m happy he’s kind of my generation of player so I don’t have to watch it on highlights or hear about the great Mike Trout“.
Bench later returned with Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Sandy Koufax, voted by fans as baseball’s great living players.
Having an extra game on your diamond can make a difference, but since the change, it has come into play only twice with the World Series extending to Game 7.
“These are exciting players, players that kids can look up to”, said New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, who at 35 is one of the older All-Stars.
He becomes Houston’s fourth All-Star starting pitcher after J.R. Richard (1980), Mike Scott (1987) and Roger Clemens (2004).