The National League stomped the American League, 8-0, during the 2012 MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City on Tuesday night. At least David Ortiz represented the Boston Red Sox well, going 1-for-2 at the plate with a fifth-inning single.
Ortiz' single set up the AL's best chance to get on the board on the night. He hit to left center off Clayton Kershaw with one out in the inning. On the next at-bat he advance to second off a Mike Napoli single. Both players were put in scoring position on a Curtis Granderson ground out. Kershaw then walked Asdrubal Cabrera to load the bases.
Ian Kinsler flied out in place of Derek Jeter to end the inning, however, leaving the AL scoreless.
The NL took a 5-0 lead after the first inning. AL starter Justin Verlander was given the loss after giving up five runs off four hits and two walks. Verlander was pulled for the next inning but by then the damage was done. NL starter Matt Cain got the win after giving up just one hit and no runs in his two innings, striking out one.
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