Jeter helps American League to All-Star win

Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:30am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Derek Jeter completed a storybook ending to his All-Star career by helping the American League to a 5-3 victory over the National League in Minnesota on Tuesday.

Jeter, playing in his last Midsummer Classic in the 20th and final season of his career, went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles and soaked up the appreciation from his fellow All-Stars and the Target Field crowd.

While Yankees captain Jeter received the cheers, American League outfielder Mike Trout got the hardware and was named MVP after going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

"I'm speechless right now," the 22-year-old Trout told reporters, after accepting the award and being honoured on the same night as one of his idols.

"Growing up and (Jeter) being my role model, it's pretty special."

Los Angeles outfielder Trout broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI double in the fifth and also brought Jeter home with a triple in his team's three-run first inning.

Slugger Miguel Cabrera blasted a two-run homer off National League starter Adam Wainwright to help the AL to a 3-0 lead in the first.

The NL All-Stars battled back with a pair of runs in the second inning with Chase Utley and catcher Jonathan Lucroy delivered RBI doubles.

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Jul 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; American League infielder Derek Jeter (left) of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates after defeating the National League 5-3 in the 2014 MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports