The National League rolled over the American League on Tuesday night after walloping starting pitcher Justin Verlander with a five-run series in the first inning while ending the game with a final score of 8-0
Melky Cabrera claimed the nights MVP award after scoring a home run and his Giants teammate Matt Cain helped the NL with a strong starting pitching performance. Helping Cain with the shutout performance was Stephen Strasburg, R.A. Dickey and Aroldis Chapman along with the rosters other pitchers who combined for a six-hit performance.
The NL won the All-Star game in its most lopsided performance to date.
Speaking of the dominating performance of the Giants players Matt Kemp called his rivals performance the “San Francisco Giants show.”
After his drug suspension was overturned on Monday night reigning league MVP Ryan Braun scored a double and a triple and made a breath holding catch in the outfield. Not bad for a guy who was facing down a 50-game suspension just 24 hours earlier.
When the game drew to a close the National League had its first three-game MLB All-Star game winning streak of the last 20 years.
With the win the National League will once again claim home-field advantage in the World Series.
As Cabrera hugged him mom after the MVP award was announced he looked on and proclaimed:
“I was surprised for me, the MVP, but thank you, the fans.”
Cabrera was one of two players, alongside Sandoval who were voted into the All-Star games starting spots during a late voting push from fans, a push that NL supporters could come to appreciate even more when the World Series home-field advantage is utilized in a few short months.
Are you surprised by the sheer dominance of the National League during the 2012 MLB All-Star game?