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MLB All-Star Game 2011: National League Wins 5-1, Bay Area Players Contribute Nicely

Before the 2010 All-Star game the National League hadn't won the Midsummer classic since 1996, but thanks to the Brewers Prince Fielder as well as some help from the San Francisco Giants All-Stars the NL made it two wins in a row, toping the American League 5-1 in the 2011 All-Star Game at Chase Field. 

The Boston Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez got the game going in the fourth, homering to right field off of the Phillies Cliff Lee to take an early one run lead. Prince Fielder would respond in the bottom of the inning with a three run shot to left center off the Rangers C.J. Wilson to give the NL a 3-1 lead. Andre Either would plate Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI single to extend the lead to 4-1, then it was the Bay Area's time to shine. 

Pablo Sandoval hit an RBI ground-rule double to left field in the seventh to give the NL a 5-1 lead in his only at bat of the game. Unofficially Pablo extended his hitting streak to 22 games; officially, he had an ear to ear grin that wouldn't go away. The Oakland A's lone All-Star Gio Gonzalez came in the game during the bottom of the eighth, striking out the Reds Jay Bruce to end the inning. Giants closer Brian Wilson would get the save in the ninth with 2/3 of an inning pitched with two runners on base. He would need only seven pitches to finish off the AL.

Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain were not used due to pitching over the weekend before the All-Star Game, while Ryan Vogelsong was designated for extra innings work only and never entered the game.