Miguel Cabrera, meet R.A. Dickey.
The Tigers slugger entered the game in the sixth inning as a defensive replacement at third base and came up to bat fourth in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Mets knuckleballer with two runners on. Cabrera, though, continued the woes of Tigers players tonight, hitting into an inning-ending double play.
The NL continues to lead the AL 8-0 in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City.
In his final All-Star Game, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones received a standing ovation from the Kauffman Stadium crowd and leached a base hit past Ian Kinsler and into the outfield. Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, the league’s leading hitting, blazed one into left. Jay Bruce flied out to center, though, and David Freese struck out to end the threat.
Angels rookie Mike Trout singled to start the bottom of the sixth and stole second on the second pitch. Dickey responded by striking out Mark Trumbo, who finished third in the Home Run Derby last night. Dickey hit Paul Konerko, bringing up Cabrera, who ended the inning.
It’s just not the AL’s night.