2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is the 86th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the National League (NL) and the American League (AL). The game was played on July 14, 2015, at Great American Ballpark, the home of the National League Cincinnati Reds.

First time ever back-to-back All-Star Most Valuable Player Mike Trout started the Midsummer Classic with a bang, the first leadoff home run in an All-Star contest since Bo Jackson back in 1989. After the game Trout said the MVP Award, "(It) means a lot. Obviously, came out with a 'W.' That's the biggest thing. When I go out there, I play my hardest every day. Doesn't matter what the score is. When I'm in there, I'm playing nine innings hard. It's just an incredible honor to be a part of the All-Star Game and win the MVP twice. It's something special for sure."

The National League bounced back and kept it interesting with small ball in the second, but the junior circuit plated two in the top of the fifth inning against Clayton Kershaw, ending the tie.

Andrew McCutchen tried to keep the NL in the game, hitting a solo-homer to lead off the sixth, but the AL simply added two back in the seventh courtesy of a Manny Machado RBI double off the wall in right-center field and a Prince Fielder sacrifice fly off Francisco Rodriguez.

Brian Dozier wasn't content with the 5-3 lead, so he gave his league an insurance run in the top of the eighth-inning, a homer sent to him from the right hand of Mark Melancon.

After it was in the Almanac (all-time Series results: NL 43 Wins, AL 41 Wins, 2 Ties), American League skipper Ned Yost said, "It was a lot of fun. We've been really working on our game plan for the last week. We tried to punch holes in it every which way we could, and we worked it to perfection. We wanted to put power at the top of the lineup and hopefully get a quick strike. Mike Trout took care of that for us."

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"The history of Major League Baseball cannot be told without the story of Cincinnati and all of those who have been part of this great Reds tradition. From the sport's beginning in 1869, to the Big Red Machine, to Barry Larkin , Ken Griffey Jr. and to the Reds of today, Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce and Joey Votto , I believe that the 2015 All-Star Game will be a really profound way to celebrate Major League Baseball and our sport's eldest franchise." - Bud Selig on MLB.com (Mark Sheldon, 01/23/2013, 'Wish granted: Reds to host 2015 All-Star Game', Source )

2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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All-Star Game Number
86
Date / Box Score
07-14-2015
Venue (Number of All-Star Games)
Great American Ballpark (1st)
Hosting City (Number of All-Star Games)
Cincinnati, Ohio (5th)
Spokesperson ( Spokesperson History )
Attendance ( Rank )
43,656
The Star Spangled Banner (Notes)
Ciara (Grammy Award Winning Singer)
God Bless America (Notes)
Josh Turner (Nashville Recording Artist)
1 st Pitch
From
To
Sandy Koufax (HOF Pitcher)
Johnny Bench (HOF Catcher)
Starting Pitchers
Managers
Honorary Coaches
Bryan Price ( Reds )
On-Field Coaches (Mgr's Staff)
Pedro Grifol (Assistant)
Shawon Dunston (Assistant)
Doug Henry (Bullpen)
Mark Gardner (Bullpen)
Rusty Kuntz (First Base)
Bill Hayes (First Base)
Mike Jirschele (Third Base)
Roberto Kelly (Third Base)
Dale Sveum (Hitting)
Hensley Meulens (Hitting)
Dave Eiland (Pitching)
Dave Righetti (Pitching)
Ron Wotus (Bench)
Athletic Trainers
Adam Nevala ( Angels )
Paul Lessard ( Reds )
Paul Harker ( Rays )
Scott Gehret ( Rockies )

2015 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
1
0
0
0
2
0
2
1
0
6
7
2
National
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
3
6
0

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2015 American League All-Stars

8.
Houston Astros
2B
Tampa Bay Rays
P
Toronto Blue Jays
OF
Injured / Did Not Play
New York Yankees
P
Tampa Bay Rays
P
Kansas City Royals
P
Detroit Tigers
1B
Injured / Did Not Play
5.
Kansas City Royals
OF
4.
Seattle Mariners
DH
Kansas City Royals
P
2.
Toronto Blue Jays
3B
Minnesota Twins
2B
Replaced Bautista
9.
Kansas City Royals
SS
Texas Rangers
DH
New York Yankees
OF
Replaced Gordon
Kansas City Royals
OF
Injured / Did Not Play
Oakland Athletics
P
Ineligible / Recent Start
Seattle Mariners
P
Kansas City Royals
P
Boston Red Sox
2B
Detroit Tigers
SS
6.
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Replaced Gordon as Starter
Houston Astros
P
Starting Pitcher
Cleveland Indians
2B
Baltimore Orioles
3B
Toronto Blue Jays
C
Detroit Tigers
OF
Kansas City Royals
3B
All-Star Final Vote Winner
Baltimore Orioles
P
Minnesota Twins
P
7.
Kansas City Royals
C
Detroit Tigers
P
3.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
1B
Replaced Cabrera as Starter
Chicago White Sox
P
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
P
Replaced Gray
New York Yankees
1B
Replaced Cabrera
1.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
OF
Oakland Athletics
C
2015 American League All-Star Official Roster | Bold = Fan-Elected Starter

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2015 National League All-Stars

Colorado Rockies
3B
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
Replaced Holliday
Chicago Cubs
3B
Replaced Stanton
San Francisco Giants
P
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Cincinnati Reds
P
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
San Francisco Giants
SS
New York Mets
P
2.
Cincinnati Reds
3B
4.
Arizona Diamondbacks
1B
Los Angeles Dodgers
1B
Miami Marlins
2B
Injured / Did Not Play
Los Angeles Dodgers
C
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Starting Pitcher
3.
Washington Nationals
OF
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Injured / Did Not Play
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Replaced Scherzer
9.
Colorado Rockies
2B
St. Louis Cardinals
P
All-Star Final Vote Winner
1.
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Atlanta Braves
P
St. Louis Cardinals
C
San Francisco Giants
2B
Philadelphia Phillies
P
8.
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
Replaced Holliday as Starter
7.
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Arizona Diamondbacks
OF
5.
San Francisco Giants
C
6.
Chicago Cubs
1B
Milwaukee Brewers
P
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Washington Nationals
P
Ineligible / Recent Start
Miami Marlins
OF
Injured / Did Not Play
Colorado Rockies
SS
Replaced Gordon
San Diego Padres
OF
St. Louis Cardinals
P
2015 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 where its played? Did you know a record 620 million votes were cast for All-Stars during the 2015 Midsummer Classsic, surpassing the record of 391 million votes cast for those selected to play in the 2012 All-Star Game .

This will be the fifth All-Star Game played in Cincinnati, having previously been at Riverfront Stadium in 1988 and 1970 , and Crosley Field in 1953 and 1938 .

Cincinnati was the scene of a historic All-Star moment on July 14, 1970 . That was the game in which Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose barreled over Cleveland Indians catcher Ray Fosse to score the winning run for a 5-4 National League win in 12 innings. Pete Rose "became" Charlie Hustle and the career of Ray Fosse was never the same as he had separated his shoulder on the play.

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