July 13, 2011

National League Secures Home-Field Advantage in the World Series

By - Kris Fletcher

The National League secured home-field advantage in the World Series by defeating the American League 5-1 last night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

Prince Fielder hit a three-run home run and Roy Halladay along with the bullpen combined on a six-hitter, giving the senior circuit its first two-game winning streak since the mid-1990's. They had lost twelve-straight games played to a decision before a 3-1 victory in Anaheim, California last year.

Photo by: Ross D. Franklin
Tyler Clippard got the win despite allowing a single to Adrian Beltre, the only hitter he faced. Relief pitchers Clayton Kershaw, Jair Jurrjens, Craig Kimbrel, Jonny Venters, Heath Bell, Joel Hanrahan and Brian Wilson combined to keep the National League ahead.

Fielder's home run marked the first time a Milwaukee Brewers player had ever homered in an All-Star game. He was named the games Most Valuable Player.

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