Fielder shines as NL beats AL in ASG

10:42p Turns out the Brewers did get something good out of the All-Star Game.

The National League defeated the American League for the second straight year, 5-1. The last time this happened was from 1994-96 (there were only two All-Star Games during that time because of the strike).

Milwaukee’s own Prince Fielder was rewarded the ASG MVP Award for hitting a game-deciding three-run blast in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the NL a lead that they would never give up.

During the top of that inning, Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez took Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee deep with a solo homer to give the AL a 1-0 lead. That lead wouldn’t last, as Fielder’s blast came in the bottom of the inning off of Texas lefty C.J. Wilson to give the NL a 3-1 lead.

The NL extended their lead in the fifth, when Los Angeles’ Andre Ethier drove in Milwaukee’s Rickie Weeks to make it a 4-1 game, NL still leading.

The final run of the game came in the seventh, when San Francisco’s Pablo Sandoval hit a ground-rule double to drive in Houston’s Hunter Pence.

Weeks and Fielder contribute to NL win

Brewers players had to do with most of the NL scoring today, as Fielder’s three-run shot was the biggest blow of the game. Weeks later scored on Ethier’s RBI single.


Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: