2012 MLB All-Star Game: NL Wins 8-0

The American League never really put up much of a fight as the National League coasted to their third straight All-Star Game victory, 8-0.

The NL Squad tagged Justin Verlander early with five runs in the first and added three more in the fourth as an exclamation point. Jered Weaver pitched a clean inning in the fifth for his appearance. Mike Trout did everything that makes everyone drool about Mike Trout in two at-bats. He singled off of R.A. Dickey on the second pitch and then promptly scored second. He walked in his second at-bat. Mark Trumbo didn't do nearly as well as his teammate, striking out against Dickey's knuckler and Aroldis Chapman's insane fastball.

Clayton Kershaw struggled a bit in his inning of relief but made it out unscathed. Kershaw retired Adrian Beltre before David Ortiz singled. Bryce Harper then lost a Mike Napoli fly ball in the sun. Kershaw got Curtis Granderson to hit right back to the mound before walking Asdrubal Cabrera just for kicks. Harper got a chance at redemption as Ian Kinsler flew out to end the threat.

In one of the nicer moments of the game, the Kauffman Stadium crowd gave Chipper Jones a standing ovation after he recorded a hit in what will be the final All-Star Game of his long career.

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