Jul 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; American League infielder Derek Jeter (2) of the New York Yankees hits a double in the first inning during the 2014 MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

All-Star Game: Adam Wainwright says he let Derek Jeter get a hit

In what was the most expected moment of the All-Star Game at Target Field this year, New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter got a hit in his first at-bat of the game when he led off for the American League on Tuesday night.

National League starter Adam Wainwright was the one who gave up the hit to Jeter and he violated the one rule about giving up a hit to a legend in his last All-Star Game — he talked about it.

As though it wasn’t already assumed, Wainwright wanted to make sure how much he had to do with Jeter getting his hit and didn’t even wait until the game was half over to confirm he allowed Jeter to get a hit off of him.

It’s sort of a bummer that Wainwright had to ruin the moment and let us know about the man behind the curtain, but it still doesn’t change how cool the All-Star Game has been for Jeter’s legacy. In a new ballpark with young players, Jeter was the star of the show and all he had to do was go 2-for-2 — apparently with some assistance.

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