After years of American League domination, and the AL squad suffering form injuries to many of its best pitchers, the National League took advantage and won their second straight All-Star Game 5-1.
The American League started the scoring when Home Run Derby runner-up Adrian Gonzalez homered to right-center in the top of the third inning. Fielder responded in the bottom of the inning with his homer, which bounced off of the top of the wall in left field and into the stands.
The Arizona crowd, who earlier had booed Fielder because of his picking Milwaukee teammate Rickie Weeks over the home-town player Justin Upton for the National League Home Run Derby team, cheered for him after he helped the NL pull ahead.
Andre Ethier, an Arizona State alum, singled in a run in the fifth and Pablo Sandoval doubled in Houston Astros outfielder Hunter Pence in the seventh to finish the scoring.
Tyler Clippard got credit for the win. San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson got the final two outs of the game after an error, a hit and another error put runners on second and third in the bottom of the ninth to close the game out and record the save.