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2013 MLB All-Star Game: Best hitters in baseball finally start hitting


There goes the no-hitter.

There will be no dual shutout at the All-Star Game, as the American League has taken a 1-0 lead after four innings.

Clayton Kershaw predictably shred the American League hitters in the third inning, putting them down 1-2-3.

White Sox pitcher Chris Sale then threw a second scoreless inning for the American League, retiring the lineup in order. The National League finally recorded its first hit during the fourth inning, when Carlos Beltran poked one through the left side, ending the American League's bid for the first All-Star Game no-hitter ever.

Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin pitched the top of the fourth inning for the National League, and he would be the pitcher to remind the American League's best how to hit. Miguel Cabrera led off the inning with a double ...


And he later scored on a sac fly by Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista.


Beltran's hit to break-up the early no-hit bid came against Mariners starter Felix Hernandez. The National League pinch ran for Beltran with Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, who would make it to third base with two outs for hometown All-Star David Wright. Wright grounded out to Miguel Cabrera, however, to end the threat.

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