Prince Fielder’s 3 run blast was all the support National League pitchers needed, as the NL defeated the AL 5-1 last night.
However, the lead was short lived as the NL received back-to-back singles from Carlos Beltran and Matt Kemp before Fielder stepped to the plate and parked an offering from C. J. Wilson in the center field seats.
Other than Lee’s hiccup in the 4th, NL Pitchers were phenomenal last night. Roy Halladay started things off with 2 perfect innings of work. The AL then collected 3 hits off of Cliff Lee in only 1.2 innings, but were only able to notch 3 more hits the rest of the way.
Starters Clayton Kershaw and Jair Jurrjens combined to pitch 2.2 scoreless frames. Then manager Bruce Bochy went to his pen, and what a pen it was. He was able to trot out 4 relievers with regular season ERA’s south of 2.50 before using his own guy, Brian Wilson, to slam the door on the AL.
Gonzalez had the only extra base hit for the American League and no one from either lineup had a multi-hit game. Fielder’s deciding 3 run shot earned him MVP honors.
Tags: Adrian Gonzalez AL East All-Star Game Andre Ethier Boston Red Sox Brian Wilson C.J. Wilson Carlos Beltran Clayton Kershaw Cliff Lee Jair Jurrjens Matt Kemp MVP NL West Pablo Sandoval Philadelphia Phillies Prince Fielder Roy Halladay