The 2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 76th playing of the midseason exhibition baseball game between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 12, 2005 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, the home of the Detroit Tigers of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 7-5, thus awarding an AL team (which eventually came to be the Chicago White Sox) home-field advantage in the 2005 World Series.

Managers: Tony LaRussa (St. Louis Cardinals), NL; Terry Francona (Boston Red Sox), AL

Umpires: Joe West, Home Plate; Tim Welke, First Base; Eric Cooper, Second Base; Mike DiMuro, Third Base; C. B. Bucknor, Left Field; Andy Fletcher, Right Field

Game MVP: Miguel Tejada (Baltimore Orioles)

Television commentators (FOX): Joe Buck and Tim McCarver



Starting lineupsEdit

National LeagueAmerican League
1Bobby AbreuPhilliesRF1Johnny DamonRed SoxCF
2Carlos BeltranMetsLF2Alex RodriguezYankees3B
3Albert PujolsCardinalsDH3David OrtizRed SoxDH
4Derrek LeeCubs1B4Manny RamirezRed SoxLF
5Jim EdmondsCardinalsCF5Miguel TejadaOriolesSS
6Aramis RamirezCubs3B6Vladimir GuerreroAngelsRF
7Mike PiazzaMetsC7Mark TeixeiraRangers1B
8Jeff KentDodgers2B8Jason VaritekRed SoxC
9David EcksteinCardinalsSS9Brian RobertsOrioles2B
Chris CarpenterCardinalsP Mark BuehrleWhite SoxP

Game SummaryEdit

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 000 000 212 5110
American 012 202 000 7111
W: Mark Buehrle (1-0)  L: John Smoltz (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (1)
HRs: NLAndruw Jones (1); ALMiguel Tejada (1), Mark Teixeira (1)

Home Run DerbyEdit

File:2005 home run derby.gif
Comerica Park, Detroit -- N.L. 66, A.L. 42
PlayerTeamRound 1SemisFinalsTotals
# Flag of Venezuela Bobby AbreuPhiladelphia2461141
# Flag of Puerto Rico Ivan RodriguezDetroit78520
# Flag of Panama Carlos LeeMilwaukee11415
# Flag of the Dominican Republic David OrtizBoston17320
# Flag of South Korea Hee-Seop ChoiLos Angeles (N)55
# [[Image:Template:Country flag alias Curaçao|22x20px]] Andruw JonesAtlanta55
# Flag of the United States Mark TeixeiraTexas22
# Flag of Canada Jason BayPittsburgh00

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