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American League Strikes First During 2011 All-Star Game With An Adrian Gonzalez Home Run

So much for me boasting about the starting pitching of the Philadelphia Phillies. While Cliff Lee only allowed one run, he gave up the first run of the 2011 All-Star Game on a 403-foot home run to right field off the bat of Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez, who finished as the runner-up in the Home Run Derby on Monday evening has the first hit for the junior circuit, as it came with two outs in the top of the fourth inning.

Unlike himself, Lee then followed up by allowing the next two runners to reach base, singles by both Jose Bautista and Josh Hamilton.

Tyler Clippard of the Washington Nationals then entered to face Adrian Beltre. Clippard is a 26-year old reliever and first time All-Star. Beltre singled to left before Bautista was thrown out at home for the final out, as Hunter Pence had a nearly perfect throw to Brian McCann.

Middle of the 4th

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C.J. Wilson of the Rangers will pitch the bottom of the fourth for the American League.