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American League All-Stars Win Second Straight Against National League

July 16th, 2014 at 12:02 AM
By Andrew Waltz

The American League All-Stars beat the National League All-Stars 5-3 for their second straight win in the Major League Baseball All-Star game.

The Philadelphia Phillies only had one representative, second baseman Chase Utley. Chase started at second base, his sixth All-Star start, and batted seventh. In one at bat, Utley was 1 for 1 with one run, and RBI and a run. Utley’s hit was an RBI double against Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester.

The rest of the National league managed seven hits. Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman all had one hit. Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez and Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy both had two hits.

The American League managed seven hits and one walk. New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter had two hits in his final All-Star game. Los Angeles Angels outfield Mike Trout also had two hits and two RBIs. Chicago White Sox short stop Alexei Ramirez, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera and Oakland Athletics catcher Derek Norris all added one hit.

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Pat Neshsek took the loss for the National League when he allowed three hits and two earned runs in the fifth inning. Tigers starter Max Scherzer got the win for the American League, pitching a one hit two strikeout fifth.

With the win, the American League World Series representative (cough, Oakland Athletics, cough) will have home field advantage in October.

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