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Adrian ends All-Star Game home run drought

Adrian ends All-Star Game home run drought

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PHOENIX -- Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez didn't just give the American League the lead with a solo homer with two outs in the top of the fourth inning on Tuesday night, he also broke a bit of an All-Star Game power outage in the process.

When the lefty slugger took Phillies southpaw Cliff Lee's 0-1 cutter over the wall in right-center, it marked the first home run hit in a Midsummer Classic since J.D. Drew -- another Red Sox -- in 2008 at Yankee Stadium.

There were 208 All-Star at-bats between the homers by Drew and Gonzalez.

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But Prince Fielder made sure there wouldn't be a similar drought after Gonzalez's homer, hitting a three-run rocket in the bottom of the fourth to give the National League a 3-1 lead.

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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