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2005 MLB All-Star Game
2005 MLB All-Star.svg
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 11 0
American League 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 x 7 11 1
Date July 12, 2005
Venue Comerica Park
City Detroit, Michigan
Managers National League - Tony LaRussa (StL)
American League - Terry Francona (BOS)
MVP Miguel Tejada (BAL)
Attendance 41,617
First pitch Al Kaline, Willie Horton
Television Fox
TV announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver
Radio ESPN
Radio announcers Dan Shulman and Dave Campbell

The 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 76th 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 12, 2005 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, the home of the Detroit Tigers of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 7-5, thus awarding an AL team (which eventually came to be the Chicago White Sox) home-field advantage in the 2005 World Series.




National League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Mike Piazza Mets 12
1B Derrek Lee Cubs 1
2B Jeff Kent Dodgers 5
3B Aramis Ramírez Cubs 1
SS David Eckstein Cardinals 1
OF Bobby Abreu Phillies 2
OF Carlos Beltrán Mets 2
OF Jim Edmonds Cardinals 4
DH Albert Pujols Cardinals 4
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Chris Carpenter Cardinals 1
P Roger Clemens Astros 11
P Chad Cordero Nationals 1
P Brian Fuentes Rockies 1
P Liván Hernández Nationals 2
P Jason Isringhausen Cardinals 2
P Brad Lidge Astros 1
P Pedro Martínez[1] Mets 7
P Roy Oswalt[2] Astros 1
P Jake Peavy Padres 1
P John Smoltz Braves 7
P Billy Wagner[3] Phillies 4
P Dontrelle Willis Marlins 2
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Paul Lo Duca Marlins 3
2B Luis Castillo Marlins 3
3B Morgan Ensberg[3] Astros 1
3B Scott Rolen[1] Cardinals 4
SS César Izturis[1] Dodgers 1
SS Felipe López Reds 1
SS Jimmy Rollins[3] Phillies 3
OF Moisés Alou Giants 6
OF Jason Bay Pirates 1
OF Miguel Cabrera Marlins 2
OF Luis Gonzalez Diamondbacks 5
OF Andruw Jones Braves 4
OF Carlos Lee Brewers 1

American League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Jason Varitek Red Sox 2
1B Mark Teixeira Rangers 1
2B Brian Roberts Orioles 1
3B Alex Rodriguez Yankees 9
SS Miguel Tejada Orioles 3
OF Johnny Damon Red Sox 2
OF Vladimir Guerrero Angels 6
OF Manny Ramírez Red Sox 9
DH David Ortiz Red Sox 2
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Danys Báez Devil Rays 1
P Mark Buehrle White Sox 2
P Matt Clement[3] Red Sox 1
P Bartolo Colón Angels 2
P Justin Duchscherer Athletics 1
P Jon Garland White Sox 1
P Roy Halladay[1] Blue Jays 3
P Joe Nathan Twins 2
P Mariano Rivera Yankees 7
P Kenny Rogers Rangers 3
P B.J. Ryan Orioles 1
P Johan Santana Twins 1
P Bob Wickman Indians 2
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Iván Rodríguez Tigers 12
1B Shea Hillenbrand Blue Jays 2
1B Paul Konerko White Sox 2
2B Alfonso Soriano Rangers 4
3B Melvin Mora Orioles 2
SS Michael Young Rangers 2
DH Mike Sweeney Royals 5
OF Garret Anderson Angels 3
OF Scott Podsednik[2] White Sox 1
OF Gary Sheffield Yankees 9
OF Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 5


Renaissance Center with giant decal for the 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.


Home Plate Joe West
First Base Tim Welke
Second Base Eric Cooper
Third Base Mike DiMuro
Left Field C. B. Bucknor
Right Field Andy Fletcher

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Bobby Abreu Phillies RF 1 Johnny Damon Red Sox CF
2 Carlos Beltrán Mets LF 2 Alex Rodriguez Yankees 3B
3 Albert Pujols Cardinals DH 3 David Ortiz Red Sox DH
4 Derrek Lee Cubs 1B 4 Manny Ramírez Red Sox LF
5 Jim Edmonds Cardinals CF 5 Miguel Tejada Orioles SS
6 Aramis Ramírez Cubs 3B 6 Vladimir Guerrero Angels RF
7 Mike Piazza Mets C 7 Mark Teixeira Rangers 1B
8 Jeff Kent Dodgers 2B 8 Jason Varitek Red Sox C
9 David Eckstein Cardinals SS 9 Brian Roberts Orioles 2B
Chris Carpenter Cardinals P Mark Buehrle White Sox P

Game summary

In the first inning, starters Mark Buehrle and Chris Carpenter each induced a double play, from Carlos Beltran and Manny Ramírez respectively, to end early threats. The American League would score in the bottom of the second, when the game's MVP, Miguel Tejada, crushed a solo shot off John Smoltz to give the AL a 1-0 lead. The AL would score two more in the third, on the strength of a David Ortiz RBI single, and an RBI groundout by Tejada, his second RBI in as many innings.

The NL wasted a scoring opportunity in the top of the fourth, when with two runners on, Aramis Ramirez grounded into a double play to end that threat. In the bottom of that inning, Ichiro Suzuki hit a broken-bat, bloop single to score two, but was then picked off first base by Liván Hernández. Then, in the bottom of the sixth, Mark Teixiera, a switch-hitter, hit an opposite field, two-run homer off Dontrelle Willis, his first home run off a left-hander that season, opening the AL's lead to 7-0.

The NL finally got on the board in the next inning, when Andruw Jones launched a two-run shot just inside the foul pole off Kenny Rogers to close the NL to within five. They scored another run in the eighth, when Moisés Alou scored on an RBI forceout by Miguel Cabrera.

In the top of the ninth, Luis Gonzalez scored Andruw Jones with a double, and then scored himself on an RBI groundout by Carlos Lee. Mariano Rivera then came on to stop the NL's potential rally. Rivera struck out Morgan Ensberg to end the threat, and the game, securing a 7-5 win for the AL.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 5 11 0
American League 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 - 7 11 1

WP: Mark Buehrle (1-0)  LP: John Smoltz (0-1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (1)  
HRs:  NL – Andruw Jones (1)  AL – Miguel Tejada (1), Mark Teixeira (1)

Home Run Derby

Comerica Park, Detroit—N.L. 66, A.L. 42
Player Team Round 1 Semis Finals Totals
Venezuela Bobby Abreu Philadelphia 24 6 11 41
Puerto Rico Iván Rodríguez Detroit 7 8 5 20
Panama Carlos Lee Milwaukee 11 4 15
Dominican Republic David Ortiz Boston 17 3 20
South Korea Hee-Seop Choi Los Angeles (N) 5 5
Curaçao Andruw Jones Atlanta 5 5
United States Mark Teixeira Texas 2 2
Canada Jason Bay Pittsburgh 0 0

Footnotes and references

  1. ^ a b c d Player declined or was unable to play.
  2. ^ a b Player was voted onto roster via the All-Star Final Vote.
  3. ^ a b c d Player replaced vacant spot on roster.

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