by: Stanford Brown   7/11/2012

Score: N.L. All-Stars 8, A.L. All-Stars 0

Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri 

Game Notes: It seemed like the game was over before it ever started. The National League All-Stars scored five runs in the first inning off Detroit Tiger ace Justin Verlander, and San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was named the game’s most valuable player. Cabrera went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the win, which secured home field advantage for the National League in the World Series. 

It was the third straight win for the National League and the first All-Star shutout since the NL's 6-0 win in 1996 at Philadelphia.

Something You Should Know: R.A. Dickey didn't get the start, but the Mets pitcher was effective in one inning of work. Dickey allowed one hit but no runs.