MIke Trout is turning this into his personal showcase. For the second year in a row he has won the All Star games MVP. He doesn’t waste at bats, just like last year he came out of the gate early striking early.
Trout homered on the game’s fourth pitch, a fastball away he rode a couple rows deep into the right-field bleachers. He outran a sure double-play grounder and scored four innings later. He walked two innings after that. The American League beat the National League 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, and for the thousand small reasons it did, chief among them was Trout, who is simply better than everyone else, the way Willie Mays was, the way Hank Aaron was, the way all the greats were. If there was any doubts about who the game’s top player is …There are no doubts anymore.