Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 last night. Max Scherzer picked up the victory with a scoreless inning. Twins closer Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for the save in front of his home crowd to again give the AL home-field advantage for the World Series.
Derek Jeter was a big hit from the start in his final All-Star game. The shortstop for the New York Yankees seized the moment last night by hitting a double down the right-field line on the second pitch from Adam Wainwright. Jeter crossed the plate moments later for the game’s first run a few minutes later.
The Royals and Cardinals will be back in action Friday. KC will be at Boston…and the Cardinals are at home to take on the Dodgers.
UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have used the amnesty clause to cut forward Carlos Boozer after four seasons with the team. The Bulls also waived Lou Amundson, Ronnie Brewer and Mike James yesterday. They are clearing salary-cap space to make room for the signing of free-agent center Pau Gasol and the first NBA contract for 2011 draft pick Nikola Mirotic.