PHOENIX (AP) - Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer, Roy
Halladay and his relief stayed in control and the National League
beat the AL 5-1 in the All-Star game Tuesday night for its first
two-game winning streak since the mid-1990s.
The victory gave the NL home-field advantage in the World
Series. With several big names as no-shows at Chase Field, the AL
lost more than the game.
Boston ace Josh Beckett warmed up, then bowed out with a sore
knee. Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera left after appearing to hurt
The Nationals won two in a row for the first time since taking
three straight from 1994-96 - they had lost 12 consecutive games
played to a decision before a 3-1 victory at Anaheim last year.