Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NL edges AL for All-Star glory

Manzanillo's HR proves enough

Pitching stole the show but two of The Bigs all-time greats weren't their sharpest as the National League earned a 3-2 victory over the American League at this season's mid-summer classic. NL starter Javier Henriquez allowed two runs in 1.2 innings while AL starter Andres DeLeon gave up a run in two innings of work. From there, it was all pitching. however, until one swing of the bat changed the outcome of the game.

Norfolk 3B Geovany Manzanillo took Jim Clyburn deep for a two-run homerun in the top of the 7th for what would be the eventual game winning run. Manzanillo would earn All-Star Game MVP honors for his only hit of the night.

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