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2011 MLB All-Star Game Results: Jair Jurrjens Works Scoreless Sixth Inning, Craig Kimbrel Relieves Him In Seventh

It took Bruce Bochy a while to bring the National League's ERA leader into the game, but Jair Jurrjens came out and worked a quick 1-2-3 inning in the sixth on just thirteen pitches. 

With a 4-1 lead in hand, Jurrjens pounded the strike zone early and often. He struck out Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a nasty slider in the dirt, got Jhonny Peralta to fly out to deep right field and ended the inning by inducing a sharp groundout from slugger Miguel Cabrera.

As for the game itself, the American League struck first in the fourth inning on a solo-home run from Adrian Gonzalez. The National League battled back in the bottom half of the inning, scoring three runs on a monster home run from Prince Fielder. The ball just cleared the wall in left-center field. The NL added another run in the fifth on an RBI-single from Andre Ethier to score Rickie Weeks.

UPDATE: 7th Inning

Jurrjens got the first two outs of the seventh inning before giving up his first hit of the night, a single to Kevin Youkilis. Manager Bruce Bochy then made the trot to the mound and brought in Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, who is facing Paul Konerko. 

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.