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AL tops NL in All-Star game


Outgoing superstar Derek Jeter had two hits to lead the American League to a 5-3 win over the National League in the 2014 All Star Game in Minneapolis.

Reds pitchers Alfredo Simon and Aroldis Chapman combined for five outs of scoreless baseball in their appearances. Chapman, who hit 102 mph on the radar gun, limped off the field after covering first base for his final out in the eighth inning. But, told reporters after the game his hamstring is fine and he'll be ready for when the Reds start the second half of the season on Friday in New York.

Todd Frazier drew a walk in his only at bat and Devin Mesoraco finished hitless in his appearance.  It's now four-years since a Reds player last got a hit in the All Star Game.

Johnny Cueto was ineligible to pitch because he pitched for the Reds on Sunday.

Mike Trout was awarded the MVP for the American League, who won the mid-summer classic a second straight year.

The American League Championship Series winner will now get home field advantage in the World Series.

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