With the best stars in the MLB all on the field together in the All Star Game, Mike Trout made his case for the top player in the league. In the game's first at bat against Zack Greinke, who hasn’t allowed a run in 35.2 innings, he launched a home run to opposite field. Not only did the blast give the AL a 1-0 lead, but it also was the last remaining piece of Trout’s career All Star Game cycle.
Unsurprisingly, the star centerfielder took home MVP honors, with one hit and two runs in three at bats. He now becomes the only player to win back-to-back All Star Game MVP awards and just the fifth to win multiple titles. The 6-3 AL win provides the league home field advantage in the World Series. The home team has won five of the past six World Series, so it certainly plays some important role.
See Mike Trout's leadoff home run below: