2006 All-Star Game
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The 2006 All-Star Game was held on Tuesday, July 11, 2006. The American League won the seventy-seventh midsummer classic by a score of 3 to 2. The game was held at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA in front of 38904 fans. The MVP was Michael Young of the Rangers. Going in to the game, the National League had not won the Midsummer Classic in the last ten meetings.
 The Teams
 American League
The American League team was led by manager Ozzie Guillen and undetermined coaches.
 National League
The National League team was led by manager Phil Garner and undetermined coaches.
 The Game
 Starting Lineups
|American League|| Batting
|Ichiro Suzuki||RF||Seattle Mariners||1||Alfonso Soriano||LF||Washington Nationals|
|Derek Jeter||SS||New York Yankees||2||Carlos Beltran||CF||New York Mets|
|David Ortiz||1B||Boston Red Sox||3||Albert Pujols||1B||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Alex Rodriguez||3B||New York Yankees||4||Jason Bay||RF||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Vladimir Guerrero||LF||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||5||Edgar Renteria||SS||Atlanta Braves|
|Ivan Rodriguez||C||Detroit Tigers||6||David Wright||3B||New York Mets|
|Vernon Wells||CF||Toronto Blue Jays||7||Chase Utley||2B||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Mark Loretta||2B||Boston Red Sox||8||Paul Lo Duca||C||New York Mets|
|Kenny Rogers||P||Detroit Tigers||9||Brad Penny||P||Los Angeles Dodgers|
 Line Score
American: Vladimir Guerrero (2nd)
National: David Wright (2nd)
The American League took an early lead when Vladimir Guerrero of the Los Angeles Angels hit a homer in the top of the second inning, but David Wright of the New York Mets tied the game with a solo blast in the bottom of the frame. The next inning, another Met, Carlos Beltran, scored on a Roy Halladay's wild pitch. The NL held the lead until the top of the ninth, when Michael Young of the Texas Rangers hit a two-run triple off of San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman to give the AL the upper hand. New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless ninth to preserve the American League's 3-2 victory.
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