2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
American League 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 5 7 0
Date July 15, 2014
Venue Target Field
City Minneapolis, Minnesota
MVP Mike Trout (LAA)
Attendance 41,048
First pitch Rod Carew
Television Fox
TV announcers Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews
Radio ESPN
Radio announcers Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton

The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 85th edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the home of the Minnesota Twins.[1][2] This was the third All-Star Game played in the Twin Cities; Metropolitan Stadium hosted the game in 1965, while the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome hosted the game in 1985. It was televised in the United States on Fox as part of a new eight-year deal. In preparation for the game the Twin Cities' transit company, MetroTransit, completed the new METRO Green Line light-rail between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul, and began service on June 14, 2014.[3]

Host selection

The Chicago Cubs were the only other team that made a bid for hosting the 2014 All-Star Game.[4] Typically the leagues alternate hosts every year, except for 2006, 2007, 2015, and 2016, which were hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres, respectively. With 2014 being the American League's turn, Chicago made a bid hoping an exception would be made for the National League Cubs in order to honor the centennial of Wrigley Field (which last hosted an All-Star Game in 1990).[5]

Fan balloting


Balloting for the 2014 All-Star Game starters began online April 24 and ended on July 3. 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.

Final roster spot

After the rosters were finalized, 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 10.

Player Team Pos. Player Team Pos.
American League National League
Dallas Keuchel Astros P Casey McGehee Marlins 3B
Corey Kluber Indians P Justin Morneau Rockies 1B
Rick Porcello Tigers P Anthony Rendon Nationals 2B
Garrett Richards Angels P Anthony Rizzo Cubs 1B
Chris Sale White Sox P Justin Upton Braves OF


American League

Elected starters
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
C Matt Wieters# Orioles 3
1B Miguel Cabrera Tigers 9
2B Robinson Canó Mariners 6
3B Josh Donaldson Athletics 1
SS Derek Jeter Yankees 14
OF José Bautista Blue Jays 5
OF Mike Trout Angels 3
OF Adam Jones Orioles 4
DH Nelson Cruz Orioles 3
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
C Salvador Pérez[A] Royals 2
C Derek Norris Athletics 1
C Kurt Suzuki[B] Twins 1
1B José Abreu White Sox 1
1B Brandon Moss Athletics 1
2B José Altuve Astros 2
2B Ian Kinsler[I] Tigers 4
3B Adrián Beltré Rangers 4
3B Kyle Seager[D] Mariners 1
SS Alexei Ramírez White Sox 1
SS Erick Aybar[F] Angels 1
OF Yoenis Céspedes Athletics 1
OF Michael Brantley Indians 1
OF Alex Gordon# Royals 2
DH Edwin Encarnación# Blue Jays 2
DH Víctor Martínez# Tigers 5
PlayerTeamAll-Star Games
Dellin Betances# Yankees 1
Mark Buehrle# Blue Jays 5
Yu Darvish Rangers 3
Sean Doolittle Athletics 1
Félix Hernández Mariners 5
Greg Holland Royals 2
Jon Lester Red Sox 3
Scott Kazmir Athletics 3
Glen Perkins Twins 2
David Price# Rays 4
Fernando Rodney[K] Mariners 2
Chris Sale White Sox 3
Max Scherzer Tigers 2
Masahiro Tanaka# Yankees 1
Koji Uehara[E] Red Sox 1

National League

Elected starters
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
C Yadier Molina# Cardinals 6
1BPaul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks 2
2BChase Utley Phillies 6
3B Aramis Ramírez Brewers 3
SS Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 4
OF Andrew McCutchen Pirates 4
OF Carlos Gómez Brewers 2
OF Yasiel Puig Dodgers 1
DH Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 2
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
C Jonathan Lucroy[H] Brewers 1
C Devin Mesoraco Reds 1
C Miguel Montero[G] Diamondbacks 2
1B Freddie Freeman Braves 2
1B Anthony Rizzo Cubs 1
2B Dee Gordon Dodgers 1
2B Daniel Murphy Mets 1
SS Starlin Castro Cubs 3
3B Matt Carpenter# Cardinals 2
3B Todd Frazier Reds 1
OF Charlie Blackmon Rockies 1
OF Josh Harrison Pirates 1
OF Hunter Pence Giants 3
PlayerTeamAll-Star Games
Henderson Álvarez#[J] Marlins 1
Madison Bumgarner# Giants 2
Aroldis Chapman Reds 3
Tyler Clippard[N] Nationals 2
Johnny Cueto# Reds 1
Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 4
Zack Greinke Dodgers 2
Tim Hudson#[M] Giants 4
Craig Kimbrel Braves 4
Pat Neshek Cardinals 1
Francisco Rodriguez Brewers 5
Tyson Ross# Padres 1
Jeff Samardzija#[C] Cubs 1
Alfredo Simón[L] Reds 1
Huston Street#[O] Padres 2
Julio Teherán# Braves 1
Adam Wainwright Cardinals 3
Tony Watson Pirates 1
Jordan Zimmermann# Nationals 2

  1. ^ Salvador Perez was named starter in place of Matt Wieters due to injury.[6]
  2. ^ Kurt Suzuki was named as the roster replacement for Wieters.[6]
  3. ^ Jeff Samardzija was elected as a member of the Cubs, but was traded to the Athletics on July 4.
  4. ^ Kyle Seager was named as a replacement for Edwin Encarnación due to injury.
  5. ^ Koji Uehara was named as a replacement for Masahiro Tanaka due to injury.
  6. ^ Erick Aybar was named as a replacement for Alex Gordon due to injury.
  7. ^ Miguel Montero was named as a replacement for Yadier Molina due to injury.
  8. ^ Jonathan Lucroy was named starter in place of Yadier Molina due to injury.
  9. ^ Ian Kinsler was named as a replacement for Víctor Martínez due to injury.
  10. ^ Henderson Alvarez was named as a replacement for Jordan Zimmermann due to injury.
  11. ^ Fernando Rodney was named as a replacement for David Price due to Price starting on Sunday.
  12. ^ Alfredo Simon was named as a replacement for Johnny Cueto due to Cueto starting on Sunday.
  13. ^ Tim Hudson was named as a replacement for Madison Bumgarner due to Bumgarner starting on Sunday.
  14. ^ Tyler Clippard was named as a replacement for Julio Teheran due to Teheran starting on Sunday.
  15. ^ Huston Street was named as a replacement for Tyson Ross due to Ross starting on Sunday.
#: Indicates player would not play (replaced as per reference notes above).

Game summary

Starting lineup

1 Andrew McCutchen Pirates CF 1 Derek Jeter Yankees SS
2 Yasiel Puig Dodgers RF 2 Mike Trout Angels LF
3 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies SS 3 Robinson Canó Mariners 2B
4 Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks 1B 4 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 1B
5 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins DH 5 José Bautista Blue Jays RF
6 Aramis Ramírez Brewers 3B 6 Nelson Cruz Orioles DH
7 Chase Utley Phillies 2B 7 Adam Jones Orioles CF
8 Jonathan Lucroy Brewers C 8 Josh Donaldson Athletics 3B
9 Carlos Gómez Brewers LF 9 Salvador Pérez Royals C
  Adam Wainwright Cardinals P   Félix Hernández Mariners P

The American League took a 3–0 lead in the first inning on a Derek Jeter double, a Mike Trout triple and a Miguel Cabrera home run. The NL scored two runs in the second with three consecutive hits by Aramis Ramirez, Chase Utley and Jonathan Lucroy against Jon Lester. Lucroy tied the game at three in the fourth with another RBI double. The American League took a 5–3 lead in the 5th on a Trout double and a Jose Altuve sacrifice fly. The lead held up and the AL won by the score of 5–3.[7]

Box score

July 15, 2014
Target Field, Minneapolis[8]
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
American League 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 5 7 0
Starting pitchers:
NL: Adam Wainwright
AL: Félix Hernández
WP: Max Scherzer (1–0)   LP: Pat Neshek (0–1)   Sv: Glen Perkins (1)
Home runs:
NL: none
AL: Miguel Cabrera (1)

Umpires:Home Plate - Gary Cederstrom (crew chief); First Base - Jeff Nelson; Second Base - Bob Davidson; Third Base - Scott Barry; Left Field - Todd Tichenor; Right Field - Vic Carapazza
Weather: Temperature: 72 °F (22 °C), partly cloudy; Wind: 11 mph, in from left field
Time of Game: 3:13
Attendance: 41,048


In postgame interviews, pitcher Adam Wainwright suggested that he intentionally gave Derek Jeter some easy pitches to hit, knowing that it was the Yankee shortstop's final All-Star appearance before retiring at the end of the season. Because the American League took a 3–0 lead in the first inning partly because of Jeter's double off of Wainwright, some writers questioned the integrity of the rule awarding home field advantage in the World Series to the winning league in the All-Star Game. [9][10]

See also


  1. "Minnesota Twins to host 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field – ESPN Los Angeles". Espn.go.com. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  2. 2014 All Star Game Headed To Target Field
  3. "Metropolitan Council – June 14, 2014: Grand opening for METRO Green Line". Metrocouncil.org. 2014-01-22. Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  4. Twins might get 2014 All-Star Game
  5. "Cubs to bid for 2014 All-Star Game". ESPN. 2009-10-31. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  6. 1 2 "2014 All-Star Game Rosters announced". mlb.com. 2014-07-06. Retrieved 2014-07-07.
  7. "AL-Americans: Jeter, Trout spark victory". MLB.com.
  8. "American 5, National 3". MLB.com. July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  9. Crasnick, Jerry (July 16, 2014). "Did Wainwright let up on Jeter?". ESPN. Retrieved October 28, 2014.
  10. Machir, Troy (July 16, 2014). "Adam Wainwright admits, then denies he served fat pitch to Jeter". Sporting News. Retrieved October 28, 2014.

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