Minnesota Twins Battery Mates Perkins and Suzuki Close Out 2014 MLB All-Star Game
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is always full of story lines. The 2014 edition, played in the Twin Cities, was no different.
This year's MLB All-Star Game focused primarily on the career of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. At the beginning of the season, Jeter announced that this year would be his final year of professional baseball.
Jeter ended up going 2-2, with a double off of Adam Wainwright to start the game. The American League went on to win the game 5-3 and give the AL home field advantage in the World Series.
The American League may not have won, though, if it wasn't for Minnesota Twins battery mates Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki, who put out the National League 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth inning to secure the victory for the American League.
Before the game even got to the ninth, the Fox commentators interviewed AL manager John Farrell, who mentioned how great it would be to have the Twins pitcher-catcher duo close out the game in front of the hometown crowd.
Farrell had the opportunity and the teammates delivered, with Perkins picking up the save in the AL victory.