Minneapolis, MN, United States (4E Sports) – Mike Trout hit a triple and a go-ahead double to lead the American League over the National League 5-3 Tuesday in the 2014 MLB All-Star game at Target Field.
He became the youngest All-Star MVP, about 3 1-2 months older than Ken Griffey Jr. was in 1992 as the AL posted its 13th win in 17 years.
The AL took a 1-0 lead after Trout’s triple plated Derek Jeter.
Trout then followed Jeter with a run after Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer to make it 3-0 in the first inning.
The NL had consecutive RBI doubles by Chase Utley and Jonathan Lucroy off Jon Lester in the second to cut their deficit to 3-2.
Then Lucroy had a run-scoring double against Chris Sale in the fourth to tie the game.
Trout put the AL back ahead at 4-3 with an RBI double in the fifth.
Jose Altuve followed with a sacrifice fly off Tyler Clippard to make it 5-3.
Detroit’s Max Scherzer pitched a scoreless fifth for the win, and Glen Perkins got the save in his home ballpark.
The AL gets home field advantage in the World Series with the victory.