This was about Derek Jeter and his last All-Star Game. Everyone wanted to see Jeter and be around him and see what he would do in his last game.
Of course the captain was the guy to start the AL’s first rally, even if Adam Wainwright grooved one to him. Jeter led off the bottom of the first with a double. Mike Trout‘s triple made it 1-0 AL. Two batters later, Miguel Cabrera does what he does. Hit a homer to left. 3-0 AL.
The NL wasn’t going to go away quietly. With one out in the second, Aramis Ramirez doubled off Red Sox lefty (and possible future Yankee) Jon Lester. Back to back doubles by Chase Utley and Ramirez’s teammate Johnathan Lucroy made it 3-2.
Jeter’s night would be done after going 2-2 in the fourth, when Alexei Ramirez came in and took over and left Jeter with a standing ovation. Ramirez’s teammate, Chris Sale, would give up the lead for the AL. With two out, Utley was hit by a pitch and Lucroy would tie the game with his second double.
In the fifth, Pat Neshek would come in for the NL, and with one out, gave up a single to former Oakland teammate Derek Norris. Ramirez would follow with a single of his own and Trout would give the AL the lead with a double. In came ex-Yankee Tyler Clippard who would give up a sac fly to Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.
Hometown closer Glen Perkins shut the door with a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Trout won MVP of the game.