2007 All-Star Game

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The Coast Guard inspects boats outside the stadium before the 2007 All-Star Game

The 2007 All-Star Game was played on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA. The American League won the seventy-eighth midsummer classic by a score of 5 to 4. The game was played in front of 43,965 fans. The unanimous MVP was Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners. Going into the game, the National League had not won the Midsummer Classic in the last eleven meetings. It was the second-longest winning run in All-Star history, second to the NL's streak from 1972-1982.

Ichiro Suzuki hit the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star Game history. The NL almost won for the second straight year - they scored two runs on an Alfonso Soriano homer against J.J. Putz and loaded the bases on three walks in the 9th, but failed to score the tying run when Aaron Rowand was retired by Francisco Rodriguez.

Suzuki was the clear star of the show, going 3 for 3 with the homer, one run and two RBI. Victor Martinez cracked a two-run homer for the AL in his lone at-bat, while Josh Beckett worked two scoreless innings. For the NL, only Takashi Saitoh and Brad Penny did not allow a hit in their inning of work. SS Jose Reyes led the offense, going 3 for 4 with a double, a steal and a run as it was a great day for leadoff hitters.

Veteran LF Barry Bonds went 0 for 2 in front of the home fans. No balls were hit into the bay, though quite a few souvenir seekers were in boats waiting for them. Chris Young, Billy Wagner and Putz were the three hurlers who allowed over a run per inning in the game.

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The Teams[edit]

American League[edit]

The American League team was led by manager Jim Leyland and coaches Ron Gardenhire and Ron Washington.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Josh Beckett Boston Red Sox P
Carl Crawford Tampa Bay Devil Rays OF
Vladimir Guerrero Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Fans' Selection
Carlos Guillen Detroit Tigers SS
Dan Haren Oakland Athletics P
Torii Hunter Minnesota Twins OF
Bobby Jenks Chicago White Sox P did not play
Derek Jeter New York Yankees SS Fans' Selection
John Lackey Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim P did not play
Mike Lowell Boston Red Sox 3B
Victor Martinez Cleveland Indians C
Gil Meche Kansas City Royals P did not play
Justin Morneau Minnesota Twins 1B
Hideki Okajima Boston Red Sox P Final Man did not play
Magglio Ordonez Detroit Tigers OF Fans' Selection
David Ortiz Boston Red Sox 1B Fans' Selection
Jonathan Papelbon Boston Red Sox P
Placido Polanco Detroit Tigers 2B Fans' Selection
Jorge Posada New York Yankees C
J.J. Putz Seattle Mariners P
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox OF
Alexis Rios Toronto Blue Jays OF
Brian Roberts Baltimore Orioles 2B
Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees 3B Fans' Selection
Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim P
Ivan Rodriguez Detroit Tigers C Fans' Selection
C.C. Sabathia Cleveland Indians P
Johan Santana Minnesota Twins P
Grady Sizemore Cleveland Indians OF
Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners OF Fans' Selection
Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers P
Michael Young Texas Rangers SS did not play

National League[edit]

The National League team was led by manager Tony LaRussa and coaches Bruce Bochy and Willie Randolph.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Carlos Beltran New York Mets OF Fans' Selection
Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants OF Fans' Selection
Miguel Cabrera Florida Marlins 3B
Francisco Cordero Milwaukee Brewers P
Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers 1B Fans' Selection
Brian Fuentes Colorado Rockies P replaced due to injury
Ken Griffey, Jr. Cincinnati Reds OF Fans' Selection
Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies P
J.J. Hardy Milwaukee Brewers SS
Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres P
Matt Holliday Colorado Rockies OF
Orlando Hudson Arizona Diamondbacks 2B
Carlos Lee Houston Astros OF
Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs 1B
Russell Martin Los Angeles Dodgers C Fans' Selection
Brian McCann Atlanta Braves C
Roy Oswalt Houston Astros P replaced Smoltz, did not play
Jake Peavy San Diego Padres P
Brad Penny Los Angeles Dodgers P
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 1B did not play
Jose Reyes New York Mets SS Fans' Selection
Aaron Rowand Philadelphia Phillies OF
Takashi Saito Los Angeles Dodgers P
Freddy Sanchez Pittsburgh Pirates 2B
Ben Sheets Milwaukee Brewers P
John Smoltz Atlanta Braves P replaced due to injury
Alfonso Soriano Chicago Cubs OF
Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies 2B Fans' Selection
Jose Valverde Arizona Diamondbacks P did not play
Billy Wagner New York Mets P
Brandon Webb Arizona Diamondbacks P replaced Fuentes, did not play
David Wright New York Mets 3B Fans' Selection
Chris Young San Diego Padres P Final Man
Dmitri Young Washington Nationals 1B

The Game[edit]

Starting Lineups[edit]

American League Batting
National League
Player Position Team Player Position Team
Ichiro Suzuki CF Seattle Mariners 1 Jose Reyes SS New York Mets
Derek Jeter SS New York Yankees 2 Barry Bonds LF San Francisco Giants
David Ortiz 1B Boston Red Sox 3 Carlos Beltran CF New York Mets
Alex Rodriguez 3B New York Yankees 4 Ken Griffey RF Cincinnati Reds
Vladimir Guerrero RF Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 David Wright 3B New York Mets
Magglio Ordonez LF Detroit Tigers 6 Prince Fielder 1B Milwaukee Brewers
Ivan Rodriguez C Detroit Tigers 7 Russell Martin C Los Angeles Dodgers
Placido Polanco 2B Detroit Tigers 8 Chase Utley 2B Philadelphia Phillies
Dan Haren P Oakland Athletics 9 Jake Peavy P San Diego Padres

Line Score[edit]

July 10, 2007 at AT&T Park (43965), night game - Boxscore

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 5 10 0
National 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 9 1


American: Dan Haren, Josh Beckett (W), C.C. Sabathia, Justin Verlander, Johan Santana, Jonathan Papelbon, J.J. Putz, Francisco Rodriguez (S)

National: Jake Peavy, Brad Penny, Ben Sheets, Cole Hamels, Chris Young (L), Francisco Cordero, Takashi Saito, Billy Wagner, Trevor Hoffman

Home Runs

American: Ichiro Suzuki (5th), Carl Crawford (6th), Victor Martinez (8th)

National: Alfonso Soriano (9th)


HP: Bruce Froemming, 1B: Charlie Reliford, 2B: Mike Winters, 3B: Kerwin Danley, LF: Ted Barrett, RF: Bill Miller

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