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In Cincinnati last night the MLB’s Franchise Four was announced for each team & the MLB once again honored their living legends. After that commenced the All Star game got started, the American League went up with a lead off HR with Mike Trout & the National league never got the lead in a 6-3 win. This is the third straight win for the American League thus gaining Home Field in the World Series. Since 1997’s MLB All Star Game, the AL is 15-3-1 vs the NL. Mike Trout became the first Back to Back MVP winner in the MLB All Star Games 86 year history. Trout hit a lead-off home run and scored two runs, setting the tone for the American League before 43,656 fans at Great American Ball Park. The American League broke the 1-1 tie in the 5th inning with two runs & in the top of the seventh inning with two more runs. Winning pitcher was David Price of the Detroit Tigers, Losing Pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the LA Dodgers.
Also, right-hander Jacob deGrom, the Mets’ lone All-Star, represented his team well in the top of the sixth inning by striking out the side — Stephen Vogt, Jason Kipnis and Jose Iglesias — on only 10 pitches, including nine strikes. Eight of his pitches were clocked at 96 mph or faster, including a 97-mph heater that fanned Vogt for the inning’s first out. deGrom is the first pitcher in All-Star Game history with three strikeouts in an inning while using 10 pitches or fewer. Brad Lidge used 11 pitches in 2005. The National League struck out 15 batters from the American League & nine National League Batters struck out also. The National League’s edge over the American League in All-Star Games continued to shrink. The NL leads the all-time series, 43-41-2. The AL is 21-5-1 over the last 27 All-Star Games. Thanks to MLB.com for help in this article.