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2004 MLB All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 14 0
National League 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1
Date July 13, 2004
Venue Minute Maid Park
City Houston, Texas
Managers American League - Joe Torre (NYY)
National League - Jack McKeon (FLA)
MVP Alfonso Soriano (TEX)
Attendance 41,886
First pitch Muhammad Ali
Television Fox
TV announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver
Radio ESPN
Radio announcers Dan Shulman, Dave Campbell

The 2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 75th playing of the midseason exhibition baseball game between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 13, 2004 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, the home of the Houston Astros of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9-4, thus awarding an AL team (which would eventually be the Boston Red Sox) home-field advantage in the 2004 World Series.




American League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Iván Rodríguez Tigers 11
1B Jason Giambi Yankees 5
2B Alfonso Soriano Rangers 3
3B Alex Rodriguez Yankees 8
SS Derek Jeter Yankees 6
OF Vladimir Guerrero Angels 5
OF Manny Ramírez Red Sox 8
OF Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 4
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Francisco Cordero Rangers 1
P Tom Gordon Yankees 2
P Tim Hudson Athletics 2
P Ted Lilly Blue Jays 1
P Esteban Loaiza White Sox 2
P Mark Mulder Athletics 2
P Joe Nathan Twins 1
P Mariano Rivera Yankees 6
P Francisco Rodríguez Angels 1
P Kenny Rogers Rangers 2
P C. C. Sabathia Indians 2
P Curt Schilling Red Sox 6
P Javier Vázquez Yankees 1
P Jake Westbrook Indians 1
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Víctor Martínez Indians 1
1B Ken Harvey Royals 1
1B David Ortiz Red Sox 1
2B Ronnie Belliard Indians 1
3B Hank Blalock Rangers 2
SS Carlos Guillén Tigers 1
SS Miguel Tejada Orioles 2
SS Michael Young Rangers 1
OF Carl Crawford Devil Rays 1
OF Matt Lawton Indians 2
OF Hideki Matsui -z Yankees 2
OF Gary Sheffield Yankees 8

National League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Mike Piazza Mets 11
1B Albert Pujols Cardinals 3
2B Jeff Kent Astros 4
3B Scott Rolen Cardinals 3
SS Edgar Rentería Cardinals 4
OF Ken Griffey, Jr. -xx Reds 12
OF Barry Bonds Giants 13
OF Sammy Sosa Cubs 7
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Armando Benítez Marlins 2
P Roger Clemens Astros 10
P Éric Gagné Dodgers 3
P Tom Glavine Mets 9
P Danny Graves Reds 2
P Liván Hernández Expos 1
P Randy Johnson Diamondbacks 10
P Dan Kolb Brewers 1
P Carl Pavano Marlins 1
P Jason Schmidt Giants 2
P Ben Sheets Brewers 2
P Carlos Zambrano Cubs 1
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Johnny Estrada Braves 1
C Paul Lo Duca Dodgers 2
1B Sean Casey Reds 3
1B Todd Helton Rockies 5
1B Jim Thome Phillies 4
2B Mark Loretta Padres 1
3B Mike Lowell Marlins 3
SS Barry Larkin Reds 12
SS Jack Wilson Pirates 1
OF Bobby Abreu -z Phillies 1
OF Moisés Alou Cubs 5
OF Carlos Beltrán Astros 1
OF Miguel Cabrera Marlins 1
OF Lance Berkman-yy Astros 3
  • -x - Injured and could not play
  • -xx - Selected to start, unable to play due to injury
  • -y - Injury replacement
  • -yy- Selected as reserve, became starting replacement
  • -z - Selected by the fans as the final player on roster



Home Plate Ed Montague
First Base John Hirschbeck
Second Base Doug Eddings
Third Base Jim Reynolds
Left Field Marvin Hudson
Right Field Sam Holbrook

Starting lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Ichiro Suzuki Mariners CF 1 Edgar Rentería Cardinals SS
2 Iván Rodríguez Tigers C 2 Albert Pujols Cardinals 1B
3 Vladimir Guerrero Angels RF 3 Barry Bonds Giants LF
4 Manny Ramírez Red Sox LF 4 Scott Rolen Cardinals 3B
5 Alex Rodriguez Yankees 3B 5 Sammy Sosa Cubs RF
6 Jason Giambi Yankees 1B 6 Mike Piazza Mets C
7 Derek Jeter Yankees SS 7 Lance Berkman Astros CF
8 Alfonso Soriano Rangers 2B 8 Jeff Kent Astros 2B
9 Mark Mulder Athletics P 9 Roger Clemens Astros P

Game recap

This wasn't exactly what Houston fans had in mind when they envisioned Roger Clemens starting the 75th All-Star Game on July 13, 2004 at Minute Maid Park. Clemens put the National League in a first inning six-run hole, which led to a 9-4 American League win.

Iván Rodríguez and Manny Ramírez gave the AL an immediate 3-0 lead. With two outs, Alfonso Soriano (game MVP) cranked a 3-run shot to put the American League up 6-0. Soriano finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored.

The six-run inning was the most one team has scored in an inning in an All-Star Game since the AL tallied a record seven runs in the third inning in 1983. It was also only the second time in All-Star history a team has scored six runs in a single inning.

Clemens threw one inning and was taken out by the manager, Jack McKeon.

The National League finally scored 3 in the 4th inning when Jeff Kent knocked a two-out single, followed by a base hit by Carlos Beltrán. Edgar Rentería plated Kent with a ground-rule double down the left-field line, and two more runs scored on a double by Albert Pujols.

David Ortiz hit another home run in the 6th to up the American League's lead to 5 and the score to 9-4.

American League starter Mark Mulder was credited with the win after holding the NL to one run over two innings of work.

Since the American League won, they were given home-field advantage in the 2004 World Series.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 9 14 0
National League 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1

WP: Mark Mulder (1-0)  LP: Roger Clemens (0-1)  
HRs:  AL – Manny Ramírez (1), Alfonso Soriano (1), David Ortiz (1)

Home Run Derby

Minute Maid Park, Houston—A.L. 47, N.L. 41
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Total
Dominican Republic Miguel Tejada Baltimore 7 15 5 27
United States Lance Berkman Houston 7 10 4 21
Cuba Rafael Palmeiro Baltimore 9 5 14
United States Barry Bonds San Francisco 8 3 11
Dominican Republic Sammy Sosa Chicago (N) 5 5
United States Jim Thome Philadelphia 4 4
United States Hank Blalock Texas 3 3
Dominican Republic David Ortiz Boston 3 3


  • Jack McKeon became the oldest manager to manage an All-Star game after becoming the oldest manager to manage a World Series in 2003 with the Florida Marlins.
  • Roger Clemens gave up six runs in one inning for the first time in his major-league career.
  • In the top of the first inning, the American League hit for the cycle for the first time in All-Star game history.
  • This was the first All-Star game to be broadcast in high-definition.

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