Home field advantage will be for the American League this World Series as they defeated the National League in the 85th All-Star Game, 5-3 at Minnesota’s Target Field.
Three players for the White Sox took part in the game, with Alexei Ramirez leading the way for the Chicago players, going 1-for-2 with one run. Ramirez reached base twice, once via error.
The biggest moment of the All-Star Game came when Ramirez was the player who replaced future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter at shortstop in the top of the fourth inning. Jeter is retiring at the conclusion of this season, as this was his 14th All-Star Game appearance.
In the inning pitched by Sale, he recorded two consecutive outs with a fly out to centerfield and a line out to third base.
The White Sox didn’t have the best of games as a group in the All-Star game, but Ramirez got to be a part of a moment that many won’t soon forget when replacing Jeter at shortstop.
Winning the MVP of the All-Star game was Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Trout, in his third All-Star Game, was 2-for-3 with one run and two RBIs.
As for this whole All-Star Game, it was one of the better played games in recent All-Star Game memory.