MLB 12 The Show Predicts the 2012 All Star Game

It’s that time of year again…Major League Baseball’s Midsummer Classic, where the best and brightest will battle it out for bragging rights and home-field advantage in the World Series.

Check out MLB 12: The Show’s prediction after the jump.


To find out which team, the American League or National League, will come out on top, we’ve tapped the most authentic gaming resource available – MLB 12 The Show.  So, what was the outcome you ask?  After simulating tomorrow night’s 2012 All-Star Game, the win will go to the NL All-Stars, who will make it three in a row after a 13-year winless streak, hanging on to beat the AL by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

MLB 12 The Show’s Prediction


In a season that has already seen five no-hitters, it should come as no surprise that pitching dominated most of the game.  The AL got out to a 1-0 lead thanks to the power of former National Leaguer Prince Fielder, which stood until the bottom of the sixth when fellow Home Run Derby contestant Carlos Gonzalez delivered a big two run homer that put the NL up by one.  Then a double by Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, and a big RBI knock from Angels rookie sensation Mike Trout in the seventh tied the game up.  But, in the top of the eighth, a clutch hit by Giants catcher Buster Posey drove in the go ahead run.  From there the NL bullpen held fast for a hard fought 3-2 victory, just enough to win the battle of baseball’s best.  MVP honors went to Buster Posey, 2-3 with the game winning hit and RBI.  Pitching obviously took center stage this year as the two staffs kept some of the game’s most dangerous hitters at bay.  With such high quality hurlers, we could be looking at the start of a new golden era of pitching.

As top the top rated sports game for the past four years, MLB 12 The Show is the most authentic baseball game available.  Find out tomorrow night if our prediction was right.  The 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally on FOX at 8:00pm EST on Tuesday, July 10th.