NL Defeats AL In All Star Game
The National League defeated the American League in MLB's 82nd All-Star game. Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers hit a 3 run homer in the 4th inning to help the NL win by the score of 5-1. After going 13 years without a win at the Midsummer Classic, the NL has now won twice in a row. Here is more from the AP and espn.com.
Pitching, speed and a little bit of power. The National League is back on top in the All-Star Game, using the same formula that worked during its dominating run in the 1970s and '80s. Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and Roy Halladay and his relief combined on a six-hitter to lead the NL over the AL 5-1 Tuesday night, giving the senior circuit its first two-game winning streak since the mid-1990s.
All in all, the 2011 MLB All-Star game won't be that memorable. It had a few funny moments, like when Padre reliever Heath Bell sprinted from the bullpen to the pitchers mound while topping off his run with a slide to the rubber. It was a nice performance for Fielder as well, who became the first Milwaukee Brewer to win MVP of the midsummer classic, as well as the first to hit a HR in the game.