All-Star Game MVP Trout adds new chapter to growing legacy
JUL 15, 2014 11:48p ET
While Jeter was celebrated in his 14th and final All-Star appearance, Trout, the Angels' center fielder and arguably the best player in the game, had a memorable night in the American League's 5-3 win over the National League at Target Field.
Trout followed Jeter's first-inning double with an RBI triple off the wall in right field, made a nice running catch of a sinking fly ball by Troy Tulowitzki in the third and hit a high chopper over third base for a run-scoring double in the fifth that gave the AL a 4-3 lead.
Not a bad night for a 22-year-old kid playing in his third All-Star Game.
Trout seems to revel in these games. He was 2 for 3 with one run and two RBI, and in three All-Star appearances, he is a collective 4 for 7, a .571 average.
You think he likes the spotlight?
Meanwhile, Angels shortstop Erick Aybar appeared as a defensive replacement in the top of the eight, replacing Aexi Ramirez, but did not get a chance to hit.
Dodgers starters Kershaw and Greinke each threw one scoreless inning, and second baseman Dee Gordon had a spectacular All-Star debut. He entered the game as a pinch-runner for Chase Utley in the fourth and sprinted home on a double by Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy.
In the bottom of the sixth, Gordon made a diving stop of a grounder by Michael Brantley in short left field and threw out Brantley at first.
But Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who didn't hit a ball out of the park in Tuesday's home run derby, had a rough night. He struck out three times, once each by Seattle's Felix Hernandez, Texas' Yu Darvish and Detroit's Max Scherzer.