All-Star Game: Jeter's celeb lovers, Trout fulfils prophecy

American League shortstop Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd as he comes up to...

American League shortstop Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd as he comes up to bat during the MLB All Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, July 15, 2014. (SCOTT ROVAK/USA Today)

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The MLB All-Star Game turned into a Derek Jeter pre-retirement party Tuesday.

With the New York Yankees shortstop set to call it quits at season's end, all eyes were on the future Hall of Fame player and he delivered the goods in his final Midsummer Classic.

Jeter got it done on the field and in the batter's box to help the American League win 5-3 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

But there were also other great plays to remember the game for, too.

Here are our favourite moments from the MLB All-Star Game.

JETER'S NEAR-PERFECT START

It was like a Hollywood movie script unfolding before our eyes. Jeter couldn't have had a better start to the game.

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen led off with a hard-hit ground ball up the middle. Jeter snagged it on a diving play and fired it to first base. McCutchen beat the throw, but just barely (he's an all-star for a reason).

In the bottom of the inning, Jeter led off with a double down the right-field line. The best part? A clearly audible fan was chanting "O-VER RA-TED!" and the shortstop responded with the big hit.

To put a cap on his first inning, Jeter scored the game's first run on a triple by Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

We later learned that St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright gave Jeter a couple of free shots.

TROUT FULFILS PROPHECY

About that Trout triple ... the entire play was predicted by MLB Network's Greg Amsinger.

Speaking with Trout during the pre-game festivities, Amsinger jokingly said Jeter would be on second base and Trout would bring him home with a triple. Weird!

Bonus: Check out these Nike trout-themed cleats the outfielder wore during the game. Get it? Because his name is also a fish.

MIGGY BLAST

One of baseball's premier power bats showed off his stuff. After Trout's triple, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera launched the game's only home run to give the AL a 3-0 lead.

LOVERS LINEUP

Jeter has got game both on and off the field.

The folks at ESPN's SportsNation put together the following lineup of celebrities the shortstop has gone around the bases with. Now that's a quality roster.

SO LONG, FAREWELL

American League manager John Farrell waited until his squad took the field in the fourth inning before taking out Jeter so that the legendary shortstop could have a proper good-bye.

Jeter received a standing ovation and tipped his cap to the crowd before entering the dugout. After hugging each player he went out for a curtain call.

WHO IS MICHAEL JETER?

Really, CBS News?

The news outlet posted the following tweet after Jeter exited the game.

It was later corrected, but the damage had been done. Twitter went nuts, and 'Michael Jeter' quickly became the No. 1 trending topic worldwide.

FLEXIBLE FREDDIE

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon showed some hustle while Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman made viewers cringe.

* GIFs and videos (minus Trout interview) via @PeteBlackburn of Next Impulse Sports

* Trout interview video via John Feitelberg of Barstool Sports


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