Jul 10 2007

2007 All*Star Game, American League Wins Again

2007 All*Star Game - AT&T ParkAfter Vladimir Guerrero won the Home Run derby last night, he will start in right field for the American League during the All*Star game. After Ken Griffey Jr got a RBI in the 1st inning, the National League kept the the American League hitters silent until the 5th inning.

In the 5th with Brian Roberts on base, Ichiro hit a long fly ball that bounced off of the right field wall and allowed the speedy Ichiro to round the bases for the first inside-the-park home run in the history of the All*Star Game. Carl Crawford homered in the 6th inning to give the Al the 3-1 lead. However, Ken Griffey Jr. batted in another runner to bring the score to within 1 run at 3-2. However, in the 8th the AL continued to shine when Victor Martinez hit a 2 run shot scoring Mike Lowell as well making the score 5-2. Papelbon came in the 8th inning giving up 1 base hit and 2 strikeouts.

In the bottom of the 9th, J.J Putz was put in as the closer for the AL. Matt Holiday struck out for the first out of the inning. Next, Brian McCann pops out to the shortstop Carlos Guillen. Dmitri Young grounds to second base but couldn’t hold on to it and the game continues. Alfonso Soriano hit a 2 run Home Run to bring the game to within 1 run. J.J Hardy walks making Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) come in and try to close the game out for the American League. Derek Lee up to bat and walks to put two on and two outs. Orlando Hudson walks to load the bases for Aaron Rowand. Rowand pops out to right field to end the game for the National League.

The American League Wins 2007 All*Star Game: 5-4

Since 1997, the American League has won the All*Star Game every year and this win makes number 10 in a row. The winner of the All*Star game is important because that league gets home field advantage during the World Series. Here we go Fenway Park for the World Series (hopefully….but at the rate the Red Sox are going, it will be)

The 6 Red Sox players in the All*Star game: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Mike Lowell, Josh Beckett, Jonathan Papelbon and Hideki Okajima

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