2011 MLB All-Star Game Recap: Prince Fielder Gets MVP Honors

Last night the 2011 MLB All-Star game took place from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This stadium is the host of the National League team the Arizona Diamondbacks. The game featured some of the top players in baseball playing together for the title of top league. The National League, which won last year was victorious last night.

With the win the National League team that makes it to the World Series will now have home field advantage. Let’s take a look at the 2011 MLB All-Star game recap and see how the National League came out on top. The American League took the lead first with a one-run home run by Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez in the top of the fourth inning. In the bottom half of the same inning, Milwaukee Brewer Prince Fielder, put the NL on top with a 3-run home run off of Texas Ranger C.J. Wilson. The NL then added two more runs one in the fifth and one in the seventh to take the 5-1 win.

The 2011 MLB All-Star recap saw the NL hold the AL to six hits in the game with only one run, while the NL recorded nine hits and five runs. Top vote getter and home run leader Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays had two at bats and recorded one hit, he also had some great plays out in right field. Home Run Derby winner Robinson Cano was left hit less on the night. Prince Fielder was named the 2011 MLB All-Star game MVP, in the same stadium that he was booed the night before in the Home Run Derby.

The All-Star break will end on Thursday with the commencement of the second half of the season. With some very close divisions in both the NL and AL the upcoming months will be very important for play off births.

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