The San Francisco Giants have accounted for five of the eight National League runs as the NL is on its way to coasting to home field advantage throughout the World Series, leading 8-0 through five innings.
Justin Verlander struggled mightily in the first inning as he gave up five runs, highlighted by a bases loaded triple by Pablo Sandoval. Fellow Giant Melky Cabrera added a two home run in the fourth inning.
Jered Weaver took the mound in the fifth inning to face uber-prosepect Bryce Harper. He fell behind 3-0 before eventually walking him on a full count. He retired Buster Posey on a long, long fly ball to left field for the first out. Weaver made a nice defensive grab on a David Wright hit to catch Harper in a run down, and finally retired Dan Uggla to end the inning.
Clayton Kershaw, who is the Los Angeles Dodgers lone all star after Kemp bowed out due to injury, gave up a single to David Ortiz. Bryce Harper than lost a ball in the sun, before Kershaw decided to make things interesting. He got Curtis Granderson to ground out to the pitchers mound, but then walked Asdrubal Cabrera to load the bases. Kershaw then got Kinsler to fly out to Harper for a second try to end the inning.
Meanwhile, the intern manning the MLB twitter handle gets one of five possible details incorrect.
Jered Weaver tosses another zero and the #AL is up 8-0 through 4 1/2 #ASG— MLB (@MLB) July 11, 2012
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