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NL Beats AL 5-1

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National League All-Star Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs is tagged out at home plate by American League All-Star Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning of the 82nd MLB All-Star Game at Chase Field on July 12, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

National League All-Star Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs is tagged out at home plate by American League All-Star Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning of the 82nd MLB All-Star Game at Chase Field on July 12, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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PHOENIX, AZ (WWJ/AP) – In an All Star Game that included many Detroit Tigers, their bats were fairly quiet during the American League loss to the National League 5-1 on Tuesday night.

The National League make it two in a row with the strong win over the American League in Phoenix.

Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer, Roy Halladay and his relief stayed in control and the National League to beat the AL for its first two-game winning streak since the mid-1990s.

The victory gave the NL home-field advantage in the World Series. With several big names as no-shows at Chase Field, the AL lost more than the game.

Boston ace Josh Beckett warmed up, then bowed out with a sore knee. Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera left after appearing to hurt his side.

The Nationals won two in a row for the first time since taking three straight from 1994-96 – they had lost 12 consecutive games played to a decision before a 3-1 victory at Anaheim last year.

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