Friday, January 13, 2012

AL prevails over NL in mid-summer classic

Sobkowiak takes MVP honors in 16th All-Star Game

He may have fallen a bit short in the weekend's Home Run Derby but Anaheim's Mitch Sobkowiak was not to be denied in this season's All-Star Game. Sobkowiak earned MVP honors in the 16th annual All-Star game, going 1-2 with a 3-run homerun off of Fargo's Javier Henriquez that helped put the American League out to a 4-0 lead over the National League. The AL would go on to win the game by a final of 5-3. Sobkowiak's Anaheim teammate Andres James was credited with the victory and Buffalo's Jeromy West earned a save while Fargo's Fausto Almanza suffered the loss.

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