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MLB All-Star Game: Carlos Gonzalez singles, Nolan Arenado goes hitless in NL loss

CarGo participated in good shenanigans and Arenado grounded into a sad game-ending double play.

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Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez singled and lined out to second and third baseman Nolan Arenado went 0-for-3 in the National League's 4-2 loss to the American League in the 2016 MLB All-Star Game in San Diego.

CarGo singled sharply to center in his first plate appearance, marking his first career All-Star Game hit. He went a combined 0-for-4 in his previous two midsummer classics. After getting into a humorous fake brawl with AL second baseman Jose Altuve (Astros), CarGo lined out sharply to his fellow countryman in his second and final at-bat.

The lineout was clocked at 111.6 mph off the bat, according to MLB.com's Daren Willman.

Arenado made a nice play in the field after entering the game as a replacement for starter Kris Bryant, but it wasn't a good day with the bat for the young star. Arenado grounded into a force out, struck out and hit into a game-ending double play in his three trips to the plate.

It appeared Arenado might have thought there were two outs on the final play; not that he's a fast runner anyway, but he didn't exactly cruise out of the box before seemingly figuring it out about halfway up the line. It was a fitting ending because Arenado, who makes a living absolutely destroying the division-rival San Francisco Giants, hurt the even-year heroes once again by doing his part to cost them home field advantage when they inevitably reach the World Series.

Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, who had two hits including a solo homer to get the AL on the board, was named the game's Most Valuable Player. A couple of former Rockies pitchers -- San Diego Padres starter Drew Pomeranz and Astros reliever Will Harris -- appeared in the game and were unscored upon.