Milwaukee Brewer Prince Fielder Named MVP as the National League Defeats the American League in 2011 All Star Game
Unlike the 2011 Home-Run derby, the big hits came from the National League as they clinched home-field advantage in the World Series, downing the AL 5-1.
It took a while for the bats to get hot but things finally opened up in the 4th. Boston Red Sox 3rd baseman Adrian Gonzalez got the first points of the game on a solo homer off of Philadelphia Phillie pitcher Cliff Lee but that would be the only score for the AL.
The NL came right back in the bottom of the 4th when Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson took the mound. Prince Fielder slammed a three-run homer after New York Mets DH Carlos Beltran and LA Dodgers Outfielder Matt Kemp each got on base with singles.
C.J. Wilson was charged with the loss.
LA Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier DH’d and padded the lead with an RBI single in the fifth, two innings before San Fransisco 3rd Baseman Pablo Sandoval’s run-scoring double capped the scoring on the night.
Washington National’s pitcher Tyler Clippard picked up the victory after working out of a two-on, two-out jam in the fourth. San Fransisco Closer Brian Wilson retired the final batter to collect the save.
The AL failed to score after Adrian Gonzalez homered in the top of the fourth. The NL allowed just three hits over the last five innings and improved to 42-38-2 all-time in the series.
This is the NL second consecutive victory after previously losing 13 straight.