2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Date July 16, 2013
Venue Citi Field
City Queens, New York City, New York
Managers American League - Jim Leyland (DET)
National League - Bruce Bochy (SF)
MVP Mariano Rivera (NYY)
Attendance 45,186
First pitch Tom Seaver[1]
Television Fox
TV announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews
Radio ESPN
Radio announcers Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton
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The 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 84th edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in Queens, New York City, the home of the New York Mets. This was the first time that the Mets have hosted an All-Star Game since 1964, the team's inaugural season at Shea Stadium, and the ninth time the All-Star Game was held in New York City. The game was last held in New York City in 2008, when the old Yankee Stadium hosted it in its final season before being demolished. It was televised in the United States on Fox.

The American League shut out the National League for the seventh time in All-Star game history, marking the first time that there have been shutouts in consecutive All-Star games.

Host selection

The host site was reportedly to either be at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., home of the Washington Nationals or at Citi Field, the home of the Mets since 2009.[2] The official announcement was made on May 16, 2012 at New York City Hall.[3] The Mets unveiled the logo for the 2013 All-Star Game on August 7, 2012.[4]

Fan balloting


Balloting for the 2013 All-Star Game starters began online April 24 and ended on July 4.[5] Fan voting also took place in each MLB stadium, beginning May 7 (at the latest) and ended on June 28.[5] The top vote-getters at each position (including the designated hitter for the American League) and the top three among outfielders, were named the starters for their respective leagues. The results were announced on July 6.[6] Chris Davis was the leading vote-getter with 8,272,243 votes, while Yadier Molina led the NL with 6,883,258 ballots.[7]

Final roster spot

After the rosters were revealed, a second ballot of five players per league was created for the All-Star Final Vote to determine the 34th and final player of each roster. The online balloting was conducted from July 6 through July 11.[7] The winners of the All-Star Final Vote were Steve Delabar of the Toronto Blue Jays (AL) and Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves (NL).[8]

Player Team Pos. Player Team Pos.
American League National League
Steve Delabar Blue Jays P Ian Desmond Nationals SS
David Robertson Yankees P Freddie Freeman# Braves 1B
Koji Uehara Red Sox P Adrian Gonzalez Dodgers 1B
Tanner Scheppers Rangers P Hunter Pence Giants OF
Joaquín Benoit Tigers P Yasiel Puig Dodgers OF


  1. ^ Glen Perkins replaced Clay Buchholz on the roster due to injury.
  2. ^ Justin Masterson replaced Jesse Crain on the roster due to injury.
  3. ^ Matt Moore replaced Yu Darvish on the roster due to injury.
  4. ^ Denotes Final Vote Winner.
  5. ^ Chris Tillman replaced Justin Verlander on the roster due to Verlander's ineligibility to pitch.
  6. ^ Mark Melancon replaced Jeff Locke on the roster due to injury.
  7. ^ Sergio Romo replaced Jordan Zimmermann on the roster due to injury.
  8. ^ Brian McCann replaced Freddie Freeman on the roster due to injury.
  9. ^ Greg Holland replaced Hisashi Iwakuma on the roster due to Iwakuma's ineligibility to pitch.
  10. ^ Grant Balfour replaced Bartolo Colon on the roster due to Colon's ineligibility to pitch.
  11. ^ Edward Mujica replaced Adam Wainwright on the roster due to Wainwright's ineligibility to pitch.
  12. ^ Michael Cuddyer was selected to start for the National League as their designated hitter
#: Indicates player would not play (replaced as per reference notes above).

Game summary


American National
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Mike Trout Angels LF 1 Brandon Phillips Reds 2B
2 Robinson Canó Yankees 2B 2 Carlos Beltrán Cardinals RF
3 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 3B 3 Joey Votto Reds 1B
4 Chris Davis Orioles 1B 4 David Wright Mets 3B
5 José Bautista Blue Jays RF 5 Carlos González Rockies LF
6 David Ortiz Red Sox DH 6 Yadier Molina Cardinals C
7 Adam Jones Orioles CF 7 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies SS
8 Joe Mauer Twins C 8 Michael Cuddyer Rockies DH
9 J. J. Hardy Orioles SS 9 Bryce Harper Nationals CF
  Max Scherzer Tigers P   Matt Harvey Mets P

Box score

July 16, 2013
Citi Field, New York City[9]
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 9 0
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Starting pitchers:
AL: Max Scherzer
NL: Matt Harvey
WP: Chris Sale (1–0)   LP: Patrick Corbin (0–1)   Sv: Joe Nathan (1)
Home runs:
AL: none
NL: none

Umpires:[10] Home Plate, crew chiefJohn Hirschbeck; First Base — Wally Bell; Second Base — Larry Vanover; Third Base — Paul Emmel; Left Field — Rob Drake; Right Field — Chad Fairchild
Weather: Temperature: 90 °F (32 °C), clear; Wind: 9 mph, in from left field
Time of Game: 3:06
Attendance: 45,186 [11]


  • The Yankees Mariano Rivera was named the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player.[12] He was the first reliever selected to an All-Star team to ever receive the award, as well as the first pitcher since Pedro Martínez in 1999 and the second Yankee ever after Derek Jeter in 2000.[13]
  • The attendance of 45,186 was the largest in Citi Field's history.
  • Yankees TV announcer Michael Kay joined Sciambi and Singleton in the ESPN Radio call from the 2nd to 4th innings.
  • With the shutout, the "home" league has not scored a run in 19 straight innings.

See also

Baseball portal


External links

  • Official website of the All-Star Game
  • 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at ESPN