Perkins, Suzuki Close Out AL All-Star Game Win

By KBJR News 1

Perkins, Suzuki Close Out AL All-Star Game Win

July 16, 2014 Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 12:45 AM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota native and Twins pitcher Glen Perkins closed out the ninth for the American League along with teammate Kurt Suzuki as the A.L. beat the National League 5-3 at the All-Star Game at Target Field on Tuesday night.

Yankees captain Derek Jeter made his 14th and final All-Star Game appearance on Tuesday. The 40-year-old shortstop finished with two hits and a run scored and left the game in the fourth inning to a standing ovation.

Perkins then got the call in the ninth and recorded all three outs with his teammate, Suzuki, catching. It was the second All-Star selection for Perkins but his first appearance in the Midsummer Classic.

Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy finished with two RBIs and was up for Most Valuable Player (MVP) consideration, but he lost out to the A.L.'s Mike Trout.

Trout racked up two RBIs including the go-ahead run with a double in the fifth.

For the first time since 1985, the All-Star Game was held in Minnesota.