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McCann 0-for-2 in All-Star start

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

PHOENIX -- It took six All-Star seasons for Brian McCann to earn his first start.

The Duluth graduate have to wait at least another year until he gets his

first hit as a starter.

The National League starting catcher went 0-for-2 with two pop-outs in foul territory before leaving the game for St. Louis Cardinal catcher Yadier Molina.

The first fly-out came on a sliding catch by the American League's starting left fielder Jose Bautista.

At press time, the National League led the American League 4-1, with three coming on a home run from Milwaukee's Prince Fielder in the second inning. A win would be the second straight for the NL, buoyed last year by McCann, who's game-winning hit earned him the game's MVP honors.

This season, his sixth year in the bigs, McCann is hitting .310 with 15 home runs 50 RBIs and 15 doubles.