2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 84th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL). The game was played on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Citi Field, the home of the National League New York Mets.

More than a few great Mets pitchers have taken the mound in Queens, including Dwight Gooden, Pedro Martinez, Nolan Ryan and 2013 All-Star Game first-pitch honoree Tom Seaver. However, this Midsummer Classic was dominated by American League hurlers who held the National League to three hits in a 3-0 shutout.

At Yankee Stadium, hearing "Enter Sandman" is routine; hearing it on the road in a National League park is unheard of. But in the eighth inning when future Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera entered the game, he received a memorable standing ovation - not only from the 45,000+ fans but from players in both the American and National League dugouts. It was a moment that will be indelibly etched in All-Star history books.

As in every pitchers' duel, some runners eventually crossed the plate. Miguel Cabrera opened the fourth inning with a double, then scored the first run of the game when D-Backs hurler Patrick Corbin gave up a sac-fly to Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista. An inning later, Orioles outfielder Adam Jones doubled, Twins catcher Joe Mauer singled and Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy grounded into a run-scoring fielder's choice. The American League hitters tacked on a final insurance run in the eighth when Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis' RBI double capped a three-hit attack against Braves closer Craig Kimbrel.

Rangers closer Joe Nathan, who pitched a scoreless ninth for the junior circuit save, said, "We got blanked last year, so to be able to come back and do it to them means a lot." The Yankees' Mariano Rivera became the first reliever to ever receive the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award. Rivera is only the second Yankee (Derek Jeter) to win the award, and the first pitcher since Pedro Martinez was awarded the honor in the 1999 Midsummer Classic.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"New York deserves its fair share of All-Star games. I think with Citi being new and the new amenities and just how glowingly everybody else talks about the ballpark, they deserve it. Hopefully I can play at a level to make the All-Star team there." - David Wright in The New York Post (Kevin Kernan, 07/15/2009, 'Source: All-Star Game at Citi Field in 2013', Source )

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Game Number
84
Date / Box Score
07-16-2013
Location
Citi Field
Attendance ( Rank )
45,186
MLB All-Star Ambassadors
The Star Spangled Banner
Candice Glover (American Idol Winner)
God Bless America
Marc Anthony (Grammy Award Winner)
1 st Pitch
From
To
Starting Pitchers
Managers
Jim Leyland
Coaches
Terry Collins

2013 Major League Baseball All Star Game

Line Score | Box Score | Play-by-Play

League
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
American
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
3
9
0
National
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
Max Scherzer
Chris Sale (2 nd , W)
Felix Hernandez (4 th , H)
Matt Moore (5 th , H)
Grant Balfour (6 th , H)
Greg Holland (7 th , H)
Brett Cecil (7 th , H)
Steve Delabar (7 th , H)
Mariano Rivera (8 th , H)
Joe Nathan (9 th , S)
None
None

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2013 American League All-Stars

Oakland Athletics
P
Replaced Colon
5.
Toronto Blue Jays
OF
Boston Red Sox
P
Injured / Did Not Pitch
3.
Detroit Tigers
3B
2.
New York Yankees
2B
Houston Astros
C
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Oakland Athletics
P
Ineligible / Recent Start
Chicago White Sox
P
Injured / Did Not Pitch
Texas Rangers
OF
Texas Rangers
P
Ineligible / Recent Start
4.
Baltimore Orioles
1B
Toronto Blue Jays
P
All-Star Final Vote Winner
Toronto Blue Jays
DH
Detroit Tigers
1B
Kansas City Royals
OF
9.
Baltimore Orioles
SS
Seattle Mariners
P
Kansas City Royals
P
Replaced Iwakuma
Detroit Tigers
OF
Seattle Mariners
P
Ineligible / Recent Start
7.
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Cleveland Indians
2B
Baltimore Orioles
3B
Cleveland Indians
P
Replaced Crain
8.
Minnesota Twins
C
Tampa Bay Rays
P
Replaced Darvish
Texas Rangers
P
6.
Boston Red Sox
DH
Boston Red Sox
2B
Detroit Tigers
SS
Kansas City Royals
C
Minnesota Twins
P
Replaced Buchholz
New York Yankees
P
Chicago White Sox
P
Detroit Tigers
P
Baltimore Orioles
P
Replaced Verlander
1.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
OF
Detroit Tigers
P
Ineligible / Recent Start
Tampa Bay Rays
2B
2013 American League All-Star Official Roster | Bold = Fan-Elected Starter

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2013 National League All-Stars

Pittsburgh Pirates
3B
2.
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
San Francisco Giants
P
San Diego Padres
SS
St. Louis Cardinals
2B
Cincinnati Reds
P
Arizona Diamondbacks
P
St. Louis Cardinals
1B
8.
Colorado Rockies
OF
Miami Marlins
P
Atlanta Braves
1B
All-Star Final Vote Winner
Arizona Diamondbacks
1B
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
5.
Colorado Rockies
OF
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
9.
Washington Nationals
OF
New York Mets
P
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Atlanta Braves
P
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Injured / Did Not Pitch
Atlanta Braves
C
Replaced Freeman
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Replaced Locke
6.
St. Louis Cardinals
C
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Replaced Wainwright
1.
Cincinnati Reds
2B
San Francisco Giants
C
San Francisco Giants
P
Replaced Zimmermann
San Francisco Giants
2B
Milwaukee Brewers
SS
7.
Colorado Rockies
SS
3.
Cincinnati Reds
1B
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Ineligible / Recent Start
Chicago Cubs
P
4.
New York Mets
3B
Washington Nationals
P
Injured / Did Not Pitch
2013 National League All-Star Official Roster | Bold = Fan-Elected Starter
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Did you know that the designated hitter became a permanent position during the 2010 Midsummer Classic and all future All-Star Games - regardless of the site (National League park / American League park) where its played?

This will be the second All-Star Game ever played at the New York Mets home field, the first one was the 1964 All-Star Game in Shea Stadium.

With the American League losing the 2012 All-Star Game 8-0 and winning this year's game 3-0, this marked the first time in All-Star Game history that there were consecutive shutouts in the Midsummer Classic .

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