MLB All-Star Game action

MLB All-Star Game action
LEWISTON, ID - As major league baseball players get a break from their million game schedule, the best of the best don't get that same break as Tuesday brought us the All-Star game.

Former Met All-Star and Hall of Famer Tom Seaver tossed out the ceremonial first pitch. To Met's All-Star David Wright. But let's start out with some defense...bottom of the fifth, Mike Trout grounds into the six-four-three double play, and the highlight of that is Brandon Philips with the great barehanded grab and throw! More defense in the bottom of the seventh, this one courtesy of third baseman Manny Machado as he grabs the ball off the third base line to gun out Paul Goldschmidt. Top of the eighth, Jason Kipnis up for the American League, and smacks a double to left which will score Salvador Perez...the a-l goes up 3-0.

Now we pause for a moment to welcome arguably the greatest closer of all time, Mariano Rivera, for his final All-Star game ever as he will retire at the end of the season. He would throw a perfect one-two-three inning. But let's jump to the bottom of the ninth...Joe Nathan gets Pedro Alvarez to pop out to second to end this one, and the American League beats the National League 3-0, which means the Mariners would have home-field advantage if they get to the world series! Mariano Rivera would be named the All-Star Game MVP!