American League 1
National League 5
(1-0, 1-0 home)
8:00 PM ET, July 12, 2011
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Prince Fielder's 3-run homer keys National League to back-to-back All-Star wins
PHOENIX -- Prince Fielder's three-run homer sailed over the left-field wall at Chase Field, and the conveyor belt from the National League bullpen began.One after another, a hard-throwing pitcher walked to the mound -- well, one of them sprinted and slid into the infield feet first -- and then shut down the American League's hitters for the second straight year.With pitching, speed and a little bit of power from the Prince, the NL is king of the All-Star Game once again, using the same formula that worked during its dominating run in the 1970s and '80s.
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There was a moment of silence before the game for the victims of the Tucson shootings in January, among them Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old daughter of Dodgers scout John Green and granddaughter of former major league manager and GM Dallas Green. Her parents and brother brought the lineup cards to home plate. Families of the victims sat near the third-base dugout. Daniel Hernandez, an intern who helped save the life of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during the shootings, threw out a ceremonial first pitch along with Joe Garagiola. ... Beckett warmed up to start the second but felt soreness in his left knee and didn't pitch. "If it was a regular game, I could have pitched through it," he said. ... RF Jose Bautista made a sliding catch in foul territory in the right-field corner on Brian McCann before hitting the wall feet first. ... The NL has outscored the AL 344-341. ... This was the first time the DH was used for an All-Star Game in an NL ballpark. ... Even though the NL won for just the fifth time in 24 years, it holds a 42-38-2 advantage.
|ALS||4th||A Gonzalez homered to right (403 feet).||1||0|
|NLS||4th||P Fielder homered to center (410 feet), C Beltran and M Kemp scored.||1||3|
|NLS||5th||A Ethier singled to right, R Weeks scored, A Ethier thrown out at second attempting to advance on play.||1||4|
|NLS||7th||P Sandoval hit a ground rule double to left, H Pence scored.||1||5|
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|Stadium||Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Third Base - Dan Iassogna|
Prince FIelder-- first player to hit 3+ run HR in All-Star Game since Alfonso Soriano in 2004.[+]
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