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American League wins the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park!

American League wins All-Star Game

The American League won the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park as baseball stars old and young gathered for a day-long celebration Tuesday.

The AL beat the National League 6-3 and will open the World Series at home for the 10th time in 13 years.

The game topped days of festivities that began over the weekend with concerts, fan fests and block parties that drew hundreds of thousands to the Tri-State.

Mike Trout was the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star game and Prince Fielder drove in two runs.

Todd Frazier went 0-for-3 with three groundouts after winning the Home Run Derby Monday with 37 home runs.

Pete Rose, Cincinnati's hometown hero and baseball's banned career hits leader, was given an 80-second ovation when he walked onto the field before the game to join Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Barry Larkin, elected by fans as the Reds' greatest players.

Wearing a red jacket and tie and walking stiffly, the now 74-year-old Charlie Hustle was applauded as soon as his image appeared on the video boards, even before he emerged from the AL dugout.

And in the first All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark, which opened in 2003, fans got to see some great ballplayers.

Bench, changed into a blue jacket, returned with Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Sandy Koufax, voted baseball's great living players by fans as part of the promotion. In a sentimental yet stunning reminder of generational change, Aaron, 81, and Morgan, 71, needed canes to reach the infield, and Mays, 84, was aided on and off the field by an assistant.

Above the field, new Commissioner Rob Manfred watched from a luxury suite, the first All-Star Game not presided over by Bud Selig since 1992.

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