Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay retired the side in order during the first inning, needing just 14 pitches including a strikeout of Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, after Curtis Granderson grounded out to begin the game. The American League starter Jered Weaver was nearly flawless as well in the bottom half of the inning before giving up a walk to Matt Kemp of the Dodgers. Weaver rebounded by getting Prince Fielder to line out to left to end the inning.
With the solid starting pitchers in this game, especially on the National League side, this could be a low scoring game early on with runs scored later in the game as more substitutions are made.
Halladay came out for the second inning and quickly retired the the side again to finish with two perfect innings in his eighth All-Star appearance. Adrian Beltre drove one towards the warning track with two outs, but Lance Berkman was there to catch it. Halladay's night is over, and it looks like fellow Phillies starter Cliff Lee will enter the game in the third inning.