The National League won 8-0 over the American League during the 2012 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Justin Verlander started for the American League, but left after just one inning after giving up five earned runs on four hits and two walks.
The New York Mets put two members on the AL reserve squad, pitcher R.A. Dickey and third baseman David Wright. Dickey relieved Clayton Kershaw in the sixth inning, giving up a single to Mike Trout and striking out one. Trout stole second base during the next at-bat, marking a first for Dickey this season. Dickey gave up zero stolen bases before the All-Star break. Wright replaced Pablo Sandoval in the fourth inning but went 0-for-2 from the plate.
Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees all started for the AL. Down 5-0, Jeter led off the bottom of the first with an infield single. NL starter Matt Cain then retired three straight batters, including Cano, to end the inning. Cano hit a single in the bottom of the fourth, but was forced out at second base on a double-play during the next at-bat. Curtis Granderson went 0-for-2, flying out in the third and grounding out in the fifth.
Ynkees pitcher C Sabathia was named to the team, but is on the disabled list and could not participate.
Former Yankee Melky Cabrera won MVP honors after going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs on the night.
2012 MLB All Star Game: National League Wins (via sbnation)