Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder entered the record books on Tuesday night as he became the first Brewer to ever hit a home-run in an All-Star Game. He did so with a three-run bomb in the fourth inning off Texas Rangers C.J. Wilson.
For helping the National League become victorious in the All-Star Game for the second year in a row, Fielder was named the All-Star MVP, another first in Brewers history.
Fielder finished 1-for-2 with three RBI’s while lifting the National League to a 5-1 win in the MLB’s 82nd All-Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
Fielder’s monster performance most likely has his agent Scott Boras salivating when he begins to think about the money his client could bring in during free agency next season.
If Fielder continues to play the way he has, he could be in the running for another MVP trophy. The slugging Fielder is hitting .297 with 22 home-runs, a league-leading 72 RBI and a crazy-good OPS of 1.006.
Teammate Rickie Weeks also had a decent night in Arizona as he became the only Brewer to ever steal a base during the All-Star Game. He finished 0-for-3 with one run scored and the stolen base.
The Boston Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez went deep for the AL in the first inning off of Philadelphia Phillies Cliff Lee.
Fielder and Weeks will attempt to use this momentum form the All-Star game to help the Brewers attain first place in the NL Central where they are currently tied with the St. Louis Cardinals. Beginning Thursday, Milwaukee embarks on a 11-game road trip against the best of the NL West.
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Nick Grays is a senior writer at the Sports Bank where he covers the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoys to share Fantasy Advice from time-to-time. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here or visit his blog Nick Knows Best.Follow paulmbanks