NEW YORK — In the final
"That could be a trivia question,"
Nathan had better not miss the answer, since he is the answer.
Rivera, the legendary
Rivera congratulated Nathan on the save.
"That was awesome," Nathan said.
In turn, Nathan gave Rivera the ball used for the last out.
"It was a no-brainer," Nathan said. "I wanted it. I wanted to give it to him even more."
Nathan laughed off the idea that Rivera, 43, could have gone six outs for the save.
"You don't want to do that," Nathan said jokingly. "He's an old man."
Hunter played most of his career in center field, winning nine consecutive Gold Gloves from 2001 to 2009. He moved to right field with the
In the eighth inning, as Rivera took the mound, Hunter replaced Trout in center field.
"Jim set that up," Hunter said. "He said, 'I want you to play center field.' It was pretty awesome."
When Trout left the Angels' clubhouse Sunday,
Trout came close enough. He led off for the AL and doubled on the first pitch, a 97-mph fastball from
"It was the first time I ever saw Harvey," Trout said. "I knew he had some good off-speed stuff, and I just didn't want to go deep into the count and get it.
"I just went up there hacking. Usually, I don't swing at the first pitch."
With that hit, Trout had reached base in all three All-Star game plate appearances. That streak ended in his next at-bat, when he flied out against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Trout finished with one hit in three at-bats. Kershaw worked one perfect inning. In his three career All-Star appearances, Kershaw has pitched a scoreless inning every time.