Mike Trout couldn't have enjoyed a better night for his first All-Star Game.
The Angels rookie got a single off New York Mets knuckleballer RA Dickey, stole a base and caught a fly ball in left field. All in all, he couldn't have asked for anything more.
Trout and teammates Jered Weaver and Mark Trumbo all got playing time Tuesday, as did Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw, in the National League's 8-0 win over the American League at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. But it's doubtful anyone had a better time than Trout.
First, he got to spend time with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, his idol as a kid growing up in Millville, N.J., the day before the game. Then he and Trumbo got into the game as defensive replacements in the sixth inning. In addition to his single off Dickey, he also drew an eighth-inning walk.
"It was my dream come true as a kid," Trout told FOX Sports after the game. "I'm going to remember this for the rest of my life."
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