Prince Fielder's three-run fourth-inning home run off C.J. Wilson was the big hit as the National League defeated the American League, 5-1, Tuesday night in the 2011 MLB All-Star Game. It the the second straight victory for the National League.
The contingent of New York players involved in the game had little impact.
New York Yankees reliever David Robertson pitched the second inning for the American League, allowing one hit and striking out one. Robertson had been a last-minute addition to the team, replacing Tampa Bay's David Price. It was his first All-Star Game.
Home Run Derby champion Robinson Cano, batting eighth in the AL starting lineup posted by Texas manager Ron Washington, went 0-for-2. He grounded out to first base twice. Cano has been the starting second baseman each of the last two seasons.
Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson, batting leadoff for the AL, also went 0-for-2 in his second All-Star appearance.
Yankee catcher Russell Martin did not play. Martin was scheduled to play the final few innings, but stepped aside so that Baltimore's Matt Weiters could make an appearance in his first All-Star Game. Martin played in the 2007 and 2008 All-Star games as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Carlos Beltran, lone representative for the New York Mets, went 1-for-2 with a run scored. He got an infield hit in the fourth inning and scored on Fielder's home run.
Mets shortstop Jose Reyes was voted to start the game, but is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Alex Rodriguez were voted to start for the AL, but did not play. Rodriguez had knee surgery Monday, and Jeter skipped the game because of exhaustion after his chase for 3,000 hits. Yankees pitchers Mariano Rivera and CC Sabathia were also selected, but chose not to participate.