National League 8
(1-0, 1-0 away)
American League 0
8:00 PM ET, July 10, 2012
Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
NL scores 5 in 1st off Justin Verlander, shuts out AL in All-Star Game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval sent the National League to a big early lead. Matt Cain and the rest of an imposing pitching staff finished off a Giant blowout in the All-Star Game.Flashing their bright orange spikes and booming bats, the San Francisco sluggers keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first inning that powered the NL to an 8-0 romp over the American League on Tuesday night.Cabrera homered and won the MVP award in the ballpark where he played last season, and Cain got the win in the NL's most lopsided All-Star victory.
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The NL extended the AL's scoreless streak to 14 innings -- its longest drought since 1995-97. ... The NL won for just the sixth time in a quarter-century. ... The NL had last won three straight from 1994 to 1996. ... It was the first All-Star shutout since the NL's 6-0 win in 1996 at Philadelphia.
|NLS||1st||R Braun doubled to deep right, M Cabrera scored.||1||0|
|NLS||1st||P Sandoval tripled to deep right, R Braun, C Beltran and B Posey scored.||4||0|
|NLS||1st||D Uggla reached on infield single to shortstop, P Sandoval scored.||5||0|
|NLS||4th||M Holliday singled to shallow right, R Furcal scored.||6||0|
|NLS||4th||M Cabrera homered to left (388 feet), M Holliday scored.||8||0|
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|Stadium||Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO|
|Weather||90 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Tony Randazzo|
Derek Jeter now has 11 career hits in the All-Star Game, the most of any Yankee. Mickey Mantle had 10.
Pablo Sandoval is 3rd Giants player to hit a triple in the All-Star Game. Willie Mays did it 3 times (1957,1959,1960) and Mel Ott did it once (1938)
Before Tuesday, the last All-Star Game to feature a run in the top of 1st inning was 2009 when AL scored 2 against Tim Lincecum... The AL went on to win 4-3.
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