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Prince Fielder's Home Run Leads National League To 2011 All-Star Game Victory

With one swing of the bat in the bottom of the fourth inning, the National League got all the runs they needed in taking a 5-1 victory over the American League during the 2011 MLB All-Star Game at Chase Field.

C.J. Wilson faced Prince Fielder with two runners on base and just one out, hitting a 410-foot home run to center field to erase a 1-0 defect and give the National League a 3-1 lead. For his efforts, Fielder was named the MVP of the All-Star game. The Brewers slugger finished 1-for-2 at the plate with three RBI.

The National League added single runs in the fifth and seventh innings to provide us with the final score of 5-1. Andre Ethier and Pablo Sandoval picked up the additional RBI's. Bruce Bochy's squad was active on the basepaths as well with Starlin Castro picking up two stolen bases and Rickie Weeks having a base swipe as well.

For the National League, this was their second All-Star Game win in a row, in a series that has recently been dominated by the American League. With the win, the National League will once again have home field advantage in the World Series.

Wilson took the loss, while Tyler Clippard picked up the win while facing just one batter. Ironically Clippard gave up a hit to the only batter he faced.