MLB All-Star Game 2012: Pablo Sandoval, Melky Cabrera Lead N.L. To 8-0 Lead

Andrew McCutchen hasn't even entered the game yet, and the National League has opened a huge lead on the American League in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game, leading 8-0 in the fourth.

The N.L. scored five runs against Tigers ace Justin Verlander in the first, with Pablo Sandoval leading the way with a three-run triple. (Yes, that's right -- Pablo Sandoval tripled.)

Matt Cain pitched two scoreless innings for the N.L., and Gio Gonzalez followed that with a scoreless frame of his own. The A.L. got scoreless innings from Joe Nathan, then David Price.

In the fourth, though, Rafael Furcal hit a two-out triple against Matt Harrison, and Matt Holliday then singled him home. Melky Cabrera followed that with a huge home run to the left, putting the rout on for the National League.

Unfortunately, the first-place Pirates haven't yet gotten involved. Joel Hanrahan isn't expected to pitch, but McCutchen should come in at some point.

Stephen Strasburg is now pitching for the N.L.

For more on the All-Star Game, check out Baseball Nation.

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