Norfolk's Cruz drives in 5, wins MVP
The National League jumped out to an early four run lead and never looked back as they won the All-Star Game for the third straight season. Norfolk's Al Cruz led the charge for the NL and was named the game's MVP as he went 3-3 with a homerun and 5 RBI's.
The scoring got started early in San Juan (site of this season's All-Star festivities) as Fargo's Calvin Chang drove in the game's first run with a one-out double in the bottom of the first inning. Washington CF Luis Martinez followed with a walk and Cruz followed that up with a three run homerun to give the NL an early four-run lead.
The American League would tighten the game up, scoring three runs in the top of the third. But the NL answered immediately with three runs on their side of the inning, regaining a four-run lead that they would not relinquish. Austin's Miguel Castilla got the win while AL starter Albert Gonzalez, of Monterrey, took the loss.