Prince Fielder’s first All-Star Game at-bat was ho-hum after lighting up the sky the night prior at the Home Run Derby.
On the second pitch, Fielder flew out to NL centerfielder Melky Cabrera, making it a not-so-good start for Tigers players during this game after Justin Verlander allowed five runs in the first inning as the NL leads the AL 5-0 after two innings.
The AL couldn’t pick up Verlander offensively in the bottom of the first. Derek Jeter lead off with a single and Josh Hamilton hit a warning track bomb, but they couldn’t bring Jeter around.
Rangers closer Joe Nathan came in for the second inning and set the NL down in order, helped greatly by a sliding catch in the outside by Jose Bautista, who made being an outfielder seem like a circus when Verlander was on the hill.
After Fielder’s at-bat, NL pitcher Matt Cain quickly put away Adrian Beltre and David Ortiz.