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American League gives Derek Jeter a final All-Star victory

The American League beat the National League in the 85th annual midsummer MLB All-Star game on Tuesday night, a 5-3 victory that will mostly be remembered as a big stop on Derek Jeter's farewell tour. Jeter, the career New York Yankee shortstop, and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, are both stepping down at the end of this season.

Jeter went 2-for-2 before leaving the game in the fourth inning, prompting a 3-minute ovation from the sellout crowd at Target Field in Minneapolis. Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout won the game's Most Valuable Player award, after hitting a double and a triple, and swatting in two of the AL's five runs. Jeter got the big applause, but Trout — 22 and about to start a six-year contract worth $144.5 milliongot a new Corvette convertible. You can watch Jeter's ovation below. --Peter Weber