2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 87th midseason exhibition between the all-stars of the National League (NL) and the American League (AL). The game was played on July 12, 2016, at Petco Ballpark, the home of the National League San Diego Padres.

The senior circuit got off to a quick start against Chris Sale when Kris Bryant homered in the top of the first to give the NL a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the second inning, the AL got to Johnny Cueto when Eric Hosmer homered to left to tie the game.

Two batters later, Salvador Perez hit a two-run shot to give the AL a 3-1 lead. In the bottom of the third, after walking, David Ortiz was replaced by Edwin Encarnacion and left the field to a standing ovation in his final all-star game. The AL would tack on another run in this inning when Hosmer hit an RBI single off Jose Fernandez, driving in Encarnacion to give the AL a 4-1 lead.

The NL shrunk the lead with an RBI single by Marcell Ozuna in the top of the fourth off Aaron Sanchez. However, this would be all the runs scored in the game, as the National League stranded ten baserunners throughout the game. In the top of the eighth, the NL loaded the bases, but could not capitalize when Aledmys Diaz struck out looking against Will Harris to end the frame.

In the ninth, Zach Britton got Nolan Arenado to ground into a double play to secure the 4-2 victory for the American League.

The American League had secured home-field advantage in the 2016 World Series, thanks in part to the pair of homers from members of the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals. The all-time Midsummer classic results through 2016: NL 43 Wins, AL 42 Wins, 2 Ties.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"I was supposed to hit a home run in the second at-bat. My boy ( Jose Fernandez ) told me he was going to throw me nothing but fastballs and the first pitch was a changeup. We're going to discuss that later." - David Ortiz Post Game Press Conference on MLB.com (Steve Gardner, USA Today, 07/13/2016, American League holds off National League to win All-Star Game , Source )

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All-Star Game Number
87
Date / Box Score
07-12-2016
Venue (Number of All-Star Games)
Petco Park (1st)
Hosting City (Number of All-Star Games)
San Diego, California (3rd)
Spokesperson ( Spokesperson History )
Attendance ( Rank )
42,386
The Star Spangled Banner (Notes)
Rachel Platten (Emmy Award Winning Singer)
O' Canada (Notes)
The Tenors (Canadian Vocal Group)
God Bless America (Notes)
Yarrick Conner (U.S. Navy)
1 st Pitch
From
To
Wil Myers ( Padres All-Star)
Starting Pitchers
Managers

2016 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
National
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
10
1
American
0
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
x
4
8
1
Chris Sale
Corey Kluber (2 nd , W)
Cole Hamels (3 rd , H)
Aaron Sanchez (4 th , H)
Jose Quintana (5 th , H)
Kelvin Herrera (6 th , H)
Dellin Betances (7 th , H)
Andrew Miller (8 th , H)
Will Harris (8 th , H)
Zach Britton (9 th , S)

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2016 National League All-Stars

Colorado Rockies
3B
Chicago Cubs
P
San Francisco Giants
1B
All-Star Final Vote Winner
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Replaced Fowler
3.
Chicago Cubs
3B
San Francisco Giants
P
Ineligible / Recent Start
St. Louis Cardinals
3B
Injured / Did Not Play
New York Mets
OF
Injured / Did Not Play
New York Mets
P
Replaced Bumgarner
San Francisco Giants
P
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Replaced Carpenter
Cincinnati Reds
OF
New York Mets
P
Miami Marlins
P
Chicago Cubs
OF
Injured / Did Not Play
Arizona Diamondbacks
1B
8.
Colorado Rockies
OF
Replaced Fowler As Starter
2.
Washington Nationals
OF
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Chicago Cubs
P
Milwaukee Brewers
C
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Replaced Cespedes
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Washington Nationals
2B
4.
San Diego Padres
1B
7.
Miami Marlins
OF
Replaced Cespedes As Starter
San Diego Padres
P
Replaced Syndergaard
5.
San Francisco Giants
C
Miami Marlins
P
Washington Nationals
C
6.
Chicago Cubs
1B
Miami Marlins
P
9.
Chicago Cubs
SS
Washington Nationals
P
Replaced Strasburg
Los Angeles Dodgers
SS
Washington Nationals
P
Injured / Did Not Pitch
New York Mets
P
Injured / Did Not Pitch
Atlanta Braves
P
1.
Chicago Cubs
2B
2016 National League All-Star Official Roster | Bold = Fan-Elected Starter

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2016 American League All-Stars

1.
Houston Astros
2B
New York Yankees
OF
New York Yankees
P
7.
Boston Red Sox
OF
5.
Boston Red Sox
SS
Baltimore Orioles
P
9.
Boston Red Sox
OF
Baltimore Orioles
P
Detroit Tigers
1B
Seattle Mariners
2B
Tampa Bay Rays
P
Kansas City Royals
P
Texas Rangers
OF
Toronto Blue Jays
3B
Toronto Blue Jays
DH
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Injured / Did Not Pitch
Texas Rangers
P
Houston Astros
P
Kansas City Royals
P
6.
Kansas City Royals
1B
Boston Red Sox
P
Injured / Did Not Pitch
Cleveland Indians
P
Replaced Estrada
Atlanta Braves
SS
3.
Baltimore Orioles
3B
New York Yankees
P
Minnesota Twins
SS
4.
Boston Red Sox
DH
8.
Kansas City Royals
C
Chicago White Sox
P
Replaced Salazar
Cleveland Indians
P
Injured / Did Not Pitch
Chicago White Sox
P
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Replaced Kimbrel
Toronto Blue Jays
OF
All-Star Final Vote Winner
2.
Los Angeles Angels
OF
Baltimore Orioes
OF
Oakland Athletics
C
Baltimore Orioles
C
Boston Red Sox
P
2016 American League All-Star Official Roster | Bold = Fan-Elected Starter
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Eric Hosmer crushed the third pitch he saw, a 1-1 cutter in the second inning, tying the game at 1-1 (helping him win the MVP ). During the post game press conference, Miguel Cabrera said, "He's got unbelievable talent, man. He's one of the best first basemen in the game. He's winning Gold Gloves every year, he's had a tremendous season offensively. He showed today." Hos was the second Kansas City Royals player to win the All-Star Game MVP , joining an EPIC (and we mean EPIC) home run hitting 1989 All-Star - do you remember who it was? [ Answer ]

Did you know that when Terry Collins , the National League manager, requested an instant replay review, in the fith inning of the 2016 All-Star Game, after umpire Kerwin Danley called Daniel Murphy out, it was the first replay review in All-Star Game history , and subsequently, the first overturned call as Murph was safe?

Before the first pitch was thrown, Major League Baseball announced that the National League batting champion would be named in honor of Tony Gwynn , and the American League batting champion , in honor of Rod Carew !

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