American League defeats National League, 5-3
Jul 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; American League infielder Derek Jeter (left) of the New York Yankees shakes hands with shortstop Alexei Ramirez (right) of the Chicago White Sox as Jeter is replaced by Ramirez in the field in the fourth inning during the 2014 MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
American League pitcher Chris Sale (49) of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch during the 2014 MLB All Star Game. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
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.
Jul 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; American League infielder Adrian Beltre (29) of the Texas Rangers hugs infielder Jose Abreu (right) of the Chicago White Sox after the 2014 MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Jose Abreu went 0-for-1 in the All-Star Game, and Chris Sale pitched in the fourth inning. Sale allowed one earned run with one strikeout and no walks.
In the inning pitched by Sale, he recorded two consecutive outs with a fly out to centerfield and a line out to third base.
That was followed by Sale hitting Chase Utley with a pitch, then Jonathan Lucroy hit a double to right field to score Utley. Sale ended the inning with a strikeout.
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.
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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.
The winning pitcher was Max Scherzer, and the loss went to Pat Neshek. Glenn Perkins of the Minnesota Twins gained the save in front of the hometown fans.