Jul 16, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; American League pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) of the New York Yankees walks off the field after the 8th inning in the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field.
As valuable as they come
Mariano Rivera was named the MVP of the 84th All-Star Game on Tuesday at Citi Field in New York. The career saves leader, who is retiring at the end of the season, pitched a perfect eighth inning in the AL's 3-0 victory.
By being named the All-Star Game MVP, Mariano Rivera (hugging commissioner Bud Selig) also wins this sweet ride. The 43-year-old is the first reliever to win the award.
High-fives for the winners
AL players congratulate each other after snapping a three-game losing streak to the NL in the All-Star Game by pitching a combined three-hit shutout. In October, the Junior Circuit will try to end a string of three consecutive World Series defeats.
Detroit's Prince Fielder dives into third base with a triple to start the ninth inning. He was left stranded, but turns out the AL didn't need the run.
A tip of the cap
Mariano Rivera acknowledges the Citi Field crowd after he is introduced before the bottom of the eighth inning. Moments later, he tossed a 1-2-3 inning — Jean Segura grounded out to second, Allen Craig lined out to left and Carlos Gomez grounded out to short.
Neil Diamond performs his famous song in the middle of the eighth inning.
One more for the road
Cleveland's Jason Kipnis rips a run-scoring double in the top of the eighth inning off Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel to give the AL a 3-0 lead — which turned out to be the game's final score.
AL up 2-0
Baltimore's Adam Jones (left) receives props from Boston's Dustin Pedroia after scoring on J.J. Hardy's fielder's choice in the top of the fifth inning. Jones hit a leadoff double off Philadelphia's Cliff lee, moved to third on a Joe Mauer single and scored on Hardy's groundout.
Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen steals second base in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Pirates center fielder was inserted as a pinch-runner for Carlos Beltran, who hit a one-out single off Seattle's Felix Hernandez. Unfortunately for the NL, McCutchen was stranded on the basepaths.
AL scores first
Miguel Cabrera scores the first run on a fourth-inning sacrifice fly by Jose Bautista (right). Cabrera doubled off Arizona's Patrick Corbin to lead off the inning and moved to third on a Chris Davis single.
Mets pitcher Matt Harvey took the hill as the NL starter at Citi Field. Harvey gave up a leadoff double to Mike Trout and then hit Robinson Cano in the first, but escaped by retiring the next three AL batters. Harvey didn't allow another baserunner and finished with two scoreless innings, while striking out three and allowing just one hit — Trout's double.
The Tigers right-hander opened for the AL and pitched just one inning, retiring all three NL batters he faced: Brandon Phillips flew out to left, Carlos Beltran grounded out to first and Joey Votto struck out.
King of New York
Career saves leader Mariano Rivera heads to Citi Field for his 13th and final All-Star Game during the Red Carpet Show on Tuesday afternoon. The Yankees closer, who has 638 saves, is retiring at the end of the season.
Big Papi in the house
Boston's David Ortiz tries to stay cool with the help of an umbrella during Tuesday's Red Carpet Show before the 84th All-Star Game at Citi Field. Ortiz is making his ninth Midsummer Classic appearance.
Hall of Famer and Mets legend Tom Seaver rides in the Red Carpet parade along 42nd Street in New York. The three-time Cy Young winner and 12-time All-Star was on the Mets' 1969 World Series championship team. He pitched 12 of his 20 seasons for New York and finished his career with 311 wins and 3,640 strikeouts, which ranks sixth on MLB's all-time list.
Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes holds up the Home Run Derby trophy and the champion's belt after defeating Bryce Harper in the finals on Monday night at Citi Field in New York. Cespedes won with five outs to spare. He hit 17 in the first round, six in the second round and nine in the finals.
Washington's Bryce Harper (right) receives a hug from his father, who was his HR Derby pitcher, after hitting eight homers in the final round. Harper connected for eight homers apiece in the first and second round before losing to Yoenis Cespedes.
Watch it go
Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes puts on a show, hitting 17 homers in the first round. That was more than any of the other seven participants hit for a combined total in the first two rounds. Cespedes' 17-homer round ranks third in the history of the Derby. Josh Hamilton tallied 28 in the opening round of 2008, and Bobby Abreu connected for 24 in the first round of 2005.
Two-time winner and defending champ Prince Fielder fails to get out of the first round with just five homers. The Tigers first baseman and Ken Griffey Jr. are the only multi-HR Derby winners. Junior won the title three times.
How'd the HR leader do?
Major leauge home run leader Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles made it to the second round with an eight-homer opening round. But with only a combined total of 12 HRs, the first baseman failed to make the finals.
Triple Crown view
Miguel Cabrera (without hat) watches the Home Run Derby with his son and American League teammates. Cabrera was voted the AL starter at third base for Tuesday's All-Star Game.
A little help?
Robinson Cano's son delivers a drink to the Yankees second baseman during Monday's Home Run Derby. Cano, the 2011 winner, failed to make it out of the first round, just hitting four out of the yard — the fewest of any participant.
Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes hits 17 homers in the first round to lead all eight participants.
Michael Cuddyer, Pedro Alvarez, Bryce Harper and David Wright make up the NL's Home Run Derby squad. Cuddyer advanced to the second round and finished with 15 homers, while Harper advanced to the finals with 16 homers before losing to Yoenis Cespedes in the finals 9-8. Alvarez (six) and Wright (five) failed to make it out of the first round.
Back in the Big Apple
Retired catcher Mike Piazza, who played eight seasons with the Mets, waves to the Citi Field crowd before the Home Run Derby.
A New York event isn't complete without the Rockettes, who perform during the Home Run Derby.
Does anything else need to be said when it comes to Pitbull? The rapper refuses to stop the party at Citi Field before the HR Derby competition.