LOS ANGELES — The All-Star break came later than usual this summer, deep enough in the schedule to see October off in the distance. As the game’s top players scattered back to their home cities late Tuesday night, after the American League’s 3-2 victory over the National League, the majors’ best team could guess where its path might lead.
At 64-28, the Yankees have the majors’ best record. The next best belongs to the Dodgers, at 60-30. After the first All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium since 1980, this could finally be the year for another relic of the early ’80s: a Yankees-Dodgers World Series.
“Do I ever think about it? Absolutely,” said the Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton, whose two-run, 457-foot homer off the Dodgers’ Tony Gonsolin earned him the game’s most valuable player award.