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National League Wins 2011 All Star Game, Takes Homefield Advantage For World Series

The National League won its second straight All Star game over the AL 5-1 and therefore will hold homefield advantage in the World Series for the second year in a row. Roy Halladay started the game and needed just 19 pitches to get through two perfect frames, while Cliff Lee gave up the AL’s only run of the evening thanks to a solo homer off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez. Tyler Clippard, who came on in relief of Lee in the fourth, took the win despite not actually recording an out.

After the AL took the 1-0 lead in the fourth, the NL came roaring back when Prince Fielder barely put a ball off the top of the wall and over for a three run homer that put the NL up for good. Fielder was named the game's MVP, the first time a Brewer has ever won the award.

The AL did threaten in the bottom of the ninth when a couple errors put runners on second and third with one out, but Giants closer Brian Wilson came on to get the final two outs and record the save. He got the save in a 5-1 game because the tying run was on deck when he entered the game.

Pretty good night if you happen to be a fan of the team that currently holds the best record in baseball and is the odds on favorite to win the NL this year.