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Coast Guard canine units walk up a ramp at Station Square here after inspecting the clipper ship fleet along the Monogahela River Tuesday, July 11, 2006. during the All Star Game

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 38,904 fans. The MVP was Michael Young of the Texas Rangers. Going in to the game, the National League had not won the Midsummer Classic in the last ten meetings.

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[edit] The Teams

[edit] American League

The American League team was led by manager Ozzie Guillen and undetermined coaches.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox P
Robinson Cano New York Yankees 2B
Jose Contreras Chicago White Sox P
Jermaine Dye Chicago White Sox OF
Troy Glaus Toronto Blue Jays 3B
Vladimir Guerrero Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF
Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays P
Bobby Jenks Chicago White Sox P
Derek Jeter New York Yankees SS
Scott Kazmir Tampa Bay Devil Rays P
Paul Konerko Chicago White Sox 1B
Francisco Liriano Minnesota Twins P
Jose Lopez Seattle Mariners 2B
Mark Loretta Boston Red Sox 2B
Gary Matthews Texas Rangers OF
Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins C
Magglio Ordonez Detroit Tigers OF
David Ortiz Boston Red Sox DH
Jonathan Papelbon Boston Red Sox P
A.J. Pierzynski Chicago White Sox C Final Man Vote
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox OF
Mark Redman Kansas City Royals P
Alexis Rios Toronto Blue Jays OF
Mariano Rivera New York Yankees P
Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 3B
Ivan Rodriguez Detroit Tigers C
Kenny Rogers Detroit Tigers P
B.J. Ryan Toronto Blue Jays P
Johan Santana Minnesota Twins P
Grady Sizemore Cleveland Indians OF
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners OF
Miguel Tejada Baltimore Orioles SS
Jim Thome Chicago White Sox DH
Vernon Wells Toronto Blue Jays OF
Michael Young Texas Rangers SS
Barry Zito Oakland Athletics P

[edit] National League

The National League team was led by manager Phil Garner and undetermined coaches.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Bronson Arroyo Cincinnati Reds P
Jason Bay Pittsburgh Pirates OF
Carlos Beltran New York Mets OF
Lance Berkman Houston Astros OF
Miguel Cabrera Florida Marlins 3B
Chris Capuano Milwaukee Brewers P
Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals P
David Eckstein St. Louis Cardinals SS
Brian Fuentes Colorado Rockies P
Nomar Garciaparra Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Final Man Vote
Tom Glavine New York Mets P
Tom Gordon Philadelphia Phillies P
Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres P
Matt Holliday Colorado Rockies OF
Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies 1B
Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves OF
Carlos Lee Milwaukee Brewers OF
Paul Lo Duca New York Mets C
Pedro Martinez New York Mets P
Brian McCann Atlanta Braves C
Roy Oswalt Houston Astros P
Brad Penny Los Angeles Dodgers P
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 1B
Edgar Renteria Atlanta Braves SS
Jose Reyes New York Mets 2B
Scott Rolen St. Louis Cardinals 3B
Freddy Sanchez Pittsburgh Pirates 3B
Jason Schmidt San Francisco Giants P
Alfonso Soriano Washington Nationals OF
Derrick Turnbow Milwaukee Brewers P
Dan Uggla Florida Marlins 2B
Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies 2B
Brandon Webb Arizona Diamondbacks P
David Wright New York Mets 3B
Carlos Zambrano Chicago Cubs P

[edit] The Game

[edit] Starting Lineups

American League Batting
National League
Player Position Team Player Position Team
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

[edit] Line Score

July 11, 2006 at PNC Park (38904), night game - Retrosheet Boxscore

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


American: Kenny Rogers, Roy Halladay, Barry Zito, Scott Kazmir, Johan Santana, B.J. Ryan (W), Mariano Rivera (S)

National: Brad Penny, Roy Oswalt, Brandon Webb, Bronson Arroyo, Brian Fuentes, Derrick Turnbow, Tom Gordon, Trevor Hoffman (L)

Home Runs

American: Vladimir Guerrero (2nd)

National: David Wright (2nd)


HP: Jerry Crawford, 1B: Randy Marsh, 2B: Fieldin Culbreth, 3B: Jeff Nelson, LF: Mike Everitt, RF: Alfonso Marquez

The American League took an early lead when Vladimir Guerrero of the Los Angeles Angels hit a homer in the top of the 2nd 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 9th, when Michael Young of the Texas Rangers hit a two-run triple off San Diego Padres closer Trevor Hoffman to give the AL the upper hand. New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pitched a scoreless 9th to preserve the American League's 3-2 victory.

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