– The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The biggest hitters in the All-Star Game were the biggest zeros.

Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard, Adrian Gonzalez, Vladimir Guerrero and Ichiro Suzuki couldn’t muster any offense Tuesday night when the National League snapped its 13-year losing streak with a 3-1 win over the American League.

Alex Rodriguez never even got into his 13th All-Star Game.

The lone bright spots among the big names were Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria, Boston’s David Ortiz and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees.

Longoria came in hitting .300 and doubled in his first at-bat. He walked his other time up. Jeter walked in the first inning and singled in the sixth. Ortiz, who won Monday’s home run derby, singled in the ninth only to get thrown out at second base with the AL trying to mount a late rally.

Down went Pujols, Howard, Jeter, Guerrero, Ortiz and Suzuki, strikeout victims all. Suzuki came in with five hits in his previous 11 All-Star at-bats, but he struck out against Florida’s Josh Johnson, just his third strikeout in 28 plate appearances.

Jeter, Guerrero and Suzuki were the veteran bats in the AL’s lineup. They were a combined 22 for 63 coming into the game, all having hit home runs in previous years.

Guerrero never found his comfort level in his old ballpark despite being loudly cheered by the Angel Stadium crowd throughout the evening.

Pujols, Howard and Gonzalez were each hitless in two at-bats for the NL.

There were no home runs in the 81st All-Star Game.

ANGELS CENTER fielder Torii Hunter caught the ceremonial first pitch from former Angels great Rod Carew before the game and autographed the ball for the 15-time All-Star.

That turned out to be the personal highlight of the game for Hunter, who was 0 for 2 and struck out with the potential tying runs at the corners against Adam Wainwright.

It was the fourth All-Star appearance for Hunter, who came in as a defensive replacement in the fourth inning and finished the game. He flied out to right field against Heath Bell his first time up and is hitless in six career All-Star at-bats.

That left Boston’s Pedro Martinez and Cleveland’s Sandy Alomar Jr. as the only players to win MVP honors in their home stadium. Martinez earned the award by striking out five of the first six NL batters in a 4-1 win at Fenway Park in 1999. Two years earlier, Cleveland’s Sandy Alomar Jr. took home the honor after his tie-breaking two-run homer against Shawn Estes in the eighth inning of a 3-1 win at Jacobs Field.

BAT MAN: Jack Marucci had a special reason for watching the game: Nearly a dozen All-Stars, including Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard and Paul Konerko, were using his bats.

Marucci is the head athletic trainer at LSU and about 10 years ago, his son wanted to swing a wooden bat in T-ball, rather than an aluminum model most kids wield. So Marucci went to his shed and began working.

Chase Utley, Jose Reyes and Mark Teixeira are among the 60-plus who handle the handcrafted bats. Marucci was the star attraction at an All-Star event Monday, but then had to leave and return to Baton Rouge, La.

“Football season is coming,” he said. Marucci called all of the attention “humbling.”

Marucci said he planned to tune in the All-Star Game. In particular, he wanted to study how his big-league sticks did.

“I feel like I’m watching my son bat,” he said.