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National League Pounds American League In Kansas City

>>National League Rolls In 83rd All-Star Game

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Pablo Sandoval laced a three-run triple during a five-run first inning as the National League cruised to an 8-0 win over the American League in the 83rd All-Star Game.  Ryan Braun and Dan Uggla also plated runs in the first, while Melky Cabrera hit a two-run homer in a three-run fourth.  Cabrera was named the Game's MVP.  NL starter Matt Cain picked up the win after tossing two innings of one-hit ball.  The NL captured home-field advantage in the World Series for the third straight year with the victory.  

Mike Trout went 1-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base for the American League.  AL starter Justin Verlander allowed all five runs on four hits and two walks in the first frame to suffer the loss.  The American League had only six hits.  The AL was shutout in the Midsummer Classic for the first time since 1996.  It marked only the eighth all-time shutout in All-Star Game history.

Carlos Beltran went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored.  Rafael Furcal was 1-for-3 with a run and David Freese struck out in his only at-bat.  Pitcher Lance Lynn did not appear in the contest. The Cards open up the second half of the season on Friday evening with the opener of a three-game series at Cincinnati.

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and first baseman Bryan LaHair both went 0-for-1 off the bench.  Four Southsiders made the team, but just two played.  Pitcher Chris Sale gave up two hits and struck out one in a scoreless inning.  Paul Konerko did not have an at-bat but took over at first base for Prince Fielder for a few innings.  Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy did not make an appearance.

The Northsiders and Southsiders both start the second half of the season on Friday.  The Cubs open up a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.  The ChiSox stay in KC to kick off the second half of the season on Friday evening with the opener of a three-game set against the Royals.

>>Yankees' Cano Upset At Royals Fans

(Kansas City, MO)  --  New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano revealed that his family was the target of jeers from fans in Kansas City at Tuesday's All-Star Game.  Cano was booed during Monday's Home Run Derby and Tuesday's Midsummer Classic.  Royals fans felt he should have selected Kansas City All-Star Billy Butler to participate in the Derby.  Cano says members of his family were yelled at when using the restroom at Kauffman Stadium.  He added that he understands why fans booed him and has no hard feelings, but that the poor treatment of his family was crossing the line.

>>Erin Andrews Makes Debut For FOX Sports

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Sportscaster Erin Andrews made her debut for FOX at Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City.  The 34-year-old interviewed Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels prior to the Game before covering the American League dugout during the contest.  Andrews' dugout duties included an interview with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.  Andrews left ESPN earlier this month after eight seasons with the "Worldwide Leader."  She's expected to help with FOX's coverage of college and NFL football this fall.

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