2003 All-Star Game Play by Play

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"Garret (Anderson) had an unbelievable game. Hitting a homer, falling a triple short of the cycle. That's a lousy All-Star Game, huh?" - Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi
2003 All-Star Game

A Play-by-Play Account

NL STARS 1ST: Loaiza pitching. Renteria grounded out, shortstop Rodriguez to first baseman Delgado. Edmonds singled to right. Pujols flied out to center fielder Matsui. Bonds flied out to right fielder Suzuki. 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 0.

AL STARS 1ST: Schmidt pitching. Suzuki grounded out to first baseman Helton. Soriano flied out to center fielder Edmonds. Delgado flied out to left fielder Pujols. 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 0.

NL STARS 2ND: Sheffield fouled out to first baseman Delgado. Helton struck out swinging. Rolen fouled out to first baseman Delgado. 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 0.

AL STARS 2ND: Rodriguez struck out swinging. Anderson struck out swinging. Martinez hit by pitch. Matsui singled to left, Martinez to second. Glaus struck out swinging. 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 0.

NL STARS 3RD: Clemens pitching. Lopez grounded out, third baseman Glaus to first baseman Delgado. Vidro struck out swinging. Renteria struck out swinging. 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 0.

AL STARS 3RD: Wolf pitching. Posada struck out looking. Suzuki walked. On Wolf's wild pitch, Suzuki advanced to second. Soriano struck out swinging. Delgado singled to left, Suzuki scored. Rodriguez grounded out, third baseman Rolen to first baseman Helton. 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. AL Stars 1, NL Stars 0.

NL STARS 4TH: Moyer pitching. Edmonds struck out swinging. Pujols flied out to right fielder Suzuki. Bonds flied out to center fielder Matsui. 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 1, NL Stars 0.

AL STARS 4TH: Wood pitching. Anderson singled to right. Martinez struck out looking. Matsui grounded into fielder's choice to second baseman Vidro, Anderson out at second, Matsui to first. Vernon Wells pinch-ran for Matsui. Glaus struck out looking. 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. AL Stars 1, NL Stars 0.

NL STARS 5TH: Hasegawa pitching. Wells in at center field. Sheffield walked. Helton homered to center, Sheffield and Helton scored. Rolen singled to right. Lopez flied out to center fielder Wells. Vidro struck out looking. Furcal pinch-hitting for Renteria, singled to center, Rolen to second. Guardado pitching. Jones, pinch-hitting for Edmonds, hit ground-rule double to left, Rolen and Furcal scored. Pujols singled to left, Jones scored. Bonds lined out to first baseman Delgado. 5 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 5, AL Stars 1.

AL STARS 5TH: Ortiz pitching. Sexson in at first. Castillo in at second. Furcal in at shortstop. Lowell in at third. Gonzalez in at left field. Jones in at center field. Wilson in at right. Posada struck out swinging. Suzuki hit by pitch. Soriano flied out to right fielder Wilson. Delgado struck out swinging. 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 5, AL Stars 1.

NL STARS 6TH: Mulder pitching. Hernandez in at catcher. Giambi in at first. B.Boone in at second. Wilson singled to center. Sexson grounded into double play, shortstop Rodriguez to second baseman B.Boone to first baseman Giambi. Lowell hit ground-rule double to right. Lo Duca, pinch-hitting for Lopez, hit infield single off pitcher Mulder's glove, Lowell to third. Castillo grounded out, pitcher Mulder to first baseman Giambi. 0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 5, AL Stars 1.

AL STARS 7TH: Williams pitching. Lo Duca in at catcher. Rodriguez reached first on shortstop Furcal's throwing error. Anderson homered to right, Rodriguez and Anderson scored. Martinez struck out swinging. Wells flied out to center fielder Jones. Glaus popped out to first baseman Sexson. 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 5, AL Stars 3.

NL STARS 7TH: Garciaparra in at shortstop. Furcal struck out swinging. Jones homered to left-center. Gonzalez singled to right. White, pinch-hitting for Bonds, grounded into double play, shortstop Garciaparra unassisted to first baseman Giambi. 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 6, AL Stars 3.

AL STARS 7TH: Wagner pitching. B.Boone flied out to right fielder Wilson. Ordonez, pinch-hitting for Suzuki, popped out to second. Giambi homered to right. Hernandez grounded out, third baseman Lowell to first baseman Sexson. 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 6, AL Stars 4.

NL STARS 8TH: Donnelly pitching. Ordonez in at right field. Wilson struck out swinging. Sexson flied out to right fielder Ordonez. A.Boone, pinch-hitting for Lowell, lined out to right fielder Ordonez. 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 6, AL Stars 4.

AL STARS 8TH: Gagne pitching. A.Boone to third base. Garciaparra grounded out, shortstop Furcal to first baseman Sexson. Anderson doubled to right. Mora pinch-ran for Anderson. Everett, pinch-hitting for Martinez, grounded out to first baseman Sexson, Mora to third. Wells doubled to left-center, Mora scored. Blalock, pinch-hitting for Glaus, homered to right-center, Wells and Blalock scored. B.Boone struck out swinging. 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 7, NL Stars 6.

NL STARS 9TH: Foulke pitching. Blalock in at third. Mora in at left field. Lo Duca flied out to center fielder Wells. Castillo flied out to center fielder Wells. Furcal flied out to right fielder Ordonez. 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. AL Stars 7, NL Stars 6.

End of 2003 All-Star Game Play-by-Play


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