Prince Fielder’s three-run homer in the fourth inning off C.J. Wilson of the Rangers gave the National League a 3-1 lead.
Fielder’s bomb excited the fans in Arizona, who had previously booed him on Monday for not including Justin Upton in the Home Run Derby.
Clayton Kershaw just pitched a scoreless inning for the National League.
A series of reserves have entered the game for the N.L., including Joey Votto at first, Yadier Molina at catcher, Upton in right, Hunter Pence in left, and now Starlin Castro, who just pinch-ran for Troy Tulowitzki after Tulo’s single in the bottom of the fifth. We still haven’t seen any Pirates yet, however. It might not be a shock to see Andrew McCutchen shortly, as center fielder Matt Kemp’s spot will be up soon.
Jordan Walden of the Angels is currently on the hill for the American League.
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