Dodgers’ quartet sees mixed results in All-Star game.

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Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon meets with New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter at Target Field in Minneapolis. (Associated Press photo)

Dee Gordon, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke could be proud of the way they performed against the American League’s best Tuesday in Minneapolis.

Yasiel Puig‘s memory of his first All-Star Game might not be as sweet.

Gordon scored the game-tying run, and Kershaw and Greinke pitched scoreless innings in the National League’s 5-3 loss to the American League at Target Field. The American League will have home-field advantage in the World Series.

Adam Wainwright started for the National League and allowed three runs in the first inning. The American League never trailed after that point — which might invite further criticism of St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny‘s decision to start his own pitcher rather than Kershaw.

Kershaw retired Adam Jones, Josh Donaldson and Salvador Perez on 11 pitches in the second inning. Greinke pitched the fourth inning and needed only three pitches to retire Jose Bautista, Nelson Cruz and Jones.

Dee Gordon entered the game as a pinch runner for Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley in the fourth inning. He scored from first base standing up when the next batter, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy, doubled off the right-field wall. That tied the game 3-3.

Gordon also made a nice play sliding to his right to snag a ground ball that ended the sixth inning.

Puig struck out in three at-bats against Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners, Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers.

The box score from the game is here.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.