National League Wins All-Star Game, 8-0; Wright & Dickey Play

So if the Mets somehow make the World Series they will get home field advantage. The National League won the All-Star game Tuesday night in a rout, 8-0.

Robinson Cano refuses handshake from former Yankee teammate and All-Star MVP Melky Cabrera as he rounds 2nd after homer
Robinson Cano refuses handshake from former Yankee teammate and All-Star MVP Melky Cabrera as he rounds 2nd after homer

Melky Cabrera, who benefited from the Giants fans stuffing the ballot box, took MVP honors. He was two for three with a two-run home run and two RBIs.

One of the victims of the stuffing, David Wright, entered in the bottom of the fourth and played the rest of the game. To be fair, unworthy third base starter Pablo Sandoval acquitted himself well, with a bases loaded triple in the first that gave the NL a 4-0 lead.

Wright came to bat in the fifth inning with a runner on second and grounded into a fielder’s choice. He struck out in the seventh.

R.A.Dickey got a very nice reception from the crowd when he was introduced before the game, a little longer and louder more than the usual cheer. Even the fans knew that he should have been starting the game. Starter Matt Cain did do a good job just like the rest of his Giants teammates, however, throwing two scoreless innings.

Dickey finally got into the game in the sixth. Mike Trout led off with a single and stole second. He then struck out Mark Trumbo but hit Paul Konerko to put runners on first and second with one out. Dickey got out of trouble by inducing Miguel Cabrera to hit into an inning-ending double play.

Hey, and Terry Collins even came out to make a pitching change in the ninth!

NL wins 8-0.


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