Andrew McCutchen homered off Chris Archer in the sixth, cutting the gap to 3-2, before the AL pulled away again. Later in the inning, Fielder’s sacrifice fly off Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Francisco Rodriguez made the score 5-2.

Lastly, if players hit two home runs over 435 feet, they were rewarded with 30 extra seconds, which Frazier used to win the event. That trend was expected to change at Great American Ball Park, where more homers have been hit than at any other ballpark since its opening in 2003.

Trout only laughed at the request, but then delivered. But at just 23-years-old, the Los Angeles Angels’ superstar center fielder is already in Hall of Fame company. You are 12 years old and imitating Joe Morgan’s batting stance in backyard Wiffleball, then boom, you have atrophied into, well, look in the mirror. But of course, when you’re the best player in baseball you should get to play more than anyone else. He was the MVP of last years game in Minneapolis, when he hit a tiebreaking triple and later a go-ahead double. Fielder became the 10th with his single four innings later.

Victor of his first season AL MVP award in 2014, the centre fielder joined Willie Mays, Steve Garvey, Gary Carter and Cal Ripken, the only two-time All-Star MVPs.

Toronto third baseman Donaldson walked on six pitches facing Greinke in the first and did the same on the same number of pitches in the third against Gerrit Cole.

“Yeah, I faced him before, but he’s a different pitcher”. “It was an especially good moment for me”. “I expect to make those plays”.

Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star game, Prince Fielder drove in two runs to show this era is not just about the kids, and AL arms outdueled their more accomplished NL rivals. Kershaw said he thought he had the double play. But I’d like to throw in my two cents on how to fix them.

St Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta’s two-out base hit off AL starter Dallas Keuchel gave the NL their first run of the night. This year I’ve been throwing it more. So it’s pretty cool so far, and I know both of them and we have a lot of pride in where we come from.

Manfred added “we will not get to the point of exploring relocation unless and until Mr. Sternburg and I in consultation or together reach the conclusion that its not possible to get something done in the market where he exists now.

David Price struck out two in an inning for the win. “Trout’s a tremendous player”.

The AL went back on top in the fifth against Kershaw, the first NL pitcher voted the league’s MVP since 1968. Mays, 84, was on the field before the game as one of four living legends (Hank Aaron, Johhny Bench and Sandy Koufax also were honored).

That’s a really tough position to put someone in, trying to make those decisions and balance real consequences with a game that’s supposed to be a good time for everyone.

CINCINNATI — Major League Baseball remains hopeful the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics will be able to obtain new ballparks without relocating yet will examine other markets in case a team needs to move or the sport decides to expand.

Reds third baseman Todd Frazier who thrilled the hometown crowd by winning the home run derby Monday was hitless in three at bats…