2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 88th edition of the Major League Baseball All Star Game. The game was hosted by the Miami Marlins and was played at Marlins Park on July 11, 2017. It was televised nationally by Fox. The game was the first since 2002 whose outcome did not determine home-field advantage for the World Series; instead, the team with the better regular-season record will have home-field advantage. The Marlins were announced as the hosts on February 10, 2015, by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred; the game was the Marlins' first time hosting, leaving the Tampa Bay Rays as the only MLB franchise not to have hosted an All-Star game.

The Marlins initially were slated to host the 2000 All-Star Game, prior to having it revoked by then-National League president Len Coleman due to the concerns of both the franchise's long-term viability in the South Florida market, along with the habitually low attendance figures at Pro Player Stadium. That game was eventually moved to Turner Field in Atlanta.

The American League won, 2–1, in 10 innings. Robinson Canó, second baseman for the Seattle Mariners, hit the game winning home run for the American League and was named the 2017 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player.

2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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American League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 0
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
DateJuly 11, 2017
VenueMarlins Park
CityMiami, Florida
Managers
MVPRobinson Canó (SEA)
Attendance37,188
Ceremonial first pitchRoberto Alomar, Rod Carew, Orlando Cepeda, Pedro Martínez, Tony Pérez, Iván Rodríguez
TelevisionFox (United States)
MLB International (outside of the United States)
TV announcersJoe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci (Fox)
Matt Vasgersian and Buck Martinez (MLB International)
RadioESPN
Radio announcersJon Sciambi and Chris Singleton

Fan balloting

Starters

Balloting for the 2017 All-Star Game starters began online May 1 and ended on June 29. The top vote-getters at each position (including the designated hitter for the American League) and the top three among outfielders, would be starters for their respective leagues.[2] The results were announced on July 2. Bryce Harper was the leading vote-getter with 4,630,306 votes.[3]

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 33rd and final player of each roster. The online balloting was conducted from July 2 through July 6. The winners of the All-Star Final Vote were Mike Moustakas of the American League's Kansas City Royals and Justin Turner of the National League's Los Angeles Dodgers.[4][5]

American League
Player Team Pos.
Elvis Andrus Rangers SS
Xander Bogaerts Red Sox SS
Didi Gregorius Yankees SS
Logan Morrison Rays 1B
Mike Moustakas Royals 3B
National League
Player Team Pos.
Justin Bour Marlins 1B
Kris Bryant Cubs 3B
Anthony Rendon Nationals 3B
Mark Reynolds Rockies 1B
Justin Turner Dodgers 3B

Rosters

American League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Salvador Pérez Royals 5
1B Justin Smoak Blue Jays 1
2B José Altuve Astros 5
3B José Ramírez Indians 1
SS Carlos Correa Astros 1
OF Mike Trout# Angels 6
OF Aaron Judge Yankees 1
OF George Springer Astros 1
DH Corey Dickerson Rays 1
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Gary Sánchez Yankees 1
1B Yonder Alonso Athletics 1
2B Robinson Canó[E] Mariners 8
2B Starlin Castro# Yankees 4
2B Jonathan Schoop Orioles 1
3B Mike Moustakas Royals 2
3B Miguel Sanó Twins 1
SS Francisco Lindor Indians 2
OF Mookie Betts[A] Red Sox 2
OF Michael Brantley Indians 2
OF Avisaíl García White Sox 1
OF Justin Upton[B] Tigers 4
DH Nelson Cruz Mariners 5
Pitchers
Player Team All-Star Games
Chris Archer[G] Rays 2
Dellin Betances Yankees 4
Yu Darvish# Rangers 4
Chris Devenski[C] Astros 1
Michael Fulmer# Tigers 1
Dallas Keuchel# Astros 2
Craig Kimbrel Red Sox 6
Brandon Kintzler[H] Twins 1
Corey Kluber# Indians 2
Lance McCullers Jr. Astros 1
Andrew Miller Indians 2
Roberto Osuna[F] Blue Jays 1
Chris Sale Red Sox 6
Ervin Santana Twins 2
Luis Severino Yankees 1
Jason Vargas Royals 1

National League

Elected starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Buster Posey Giants 5
1B Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 2
2B Daniel Murphy Nationals 3
3B Nolan Arenado Rockies 3
SS Zack Cozart Reds 1
OF Charlie Blackmon Rockies 2
OF Bryce Harper Nationals 5
OF Marcell Ozuna Marlins 2
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Yadier Molina Cardinals 8
1B Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks 5
1B Joey Votto Reds 5
2B Josh Harrison Pirates 2
2B DJ LeMahieu Rockies 2
3B Jake Lamb Diamondbacks 1
3B Justin Turner Dodgers 1
SS Corey Seager Dodgers 2
OF Cody Bellinger Dodgers 1
OF Michael Conforto Mets 1
OF Ender Inciarte Braves 1
OF Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 4
Pitchers
Player Team All-Star Games
Wade Davis Cubs 3
Zack Greinke Diamondbacks 4
Brad Hand Padres 1
Greg Holland Rockies 3
Kenley Jansen Dodgers 2
Clayton Kershaw# Dodgers 7
Corey Knebel Brewers 1
Carlos Martínez Cardinals 2
Pat Neshek Phillies 2
Robbie Ray Diamondbacks 1
Max Scherzer Nationals 5
Stephen Strasburg Nationals 3
Alex Wood[D] Dodgers 1

Roster notes

  1. ^ Mookie Betts was named starter in place of Mike Trout due to injury.
  2. ^ Justin Upton was named as the roster replacement for Mike Trout due to injury.
  3. ^ Chris Devenski was named as the roster replacement for Dallas Keuchel due to injury.
  4. ^ Alex Wood was named as the roster replacement for Clayton Kershaw due to Kershaw starting on Sunday.
  5. ^ Robinson Canó was named as the roster replacement for Starlin Castro due to injury.
  6. ^ Roberto Osuna was named as the roster replacement for Yu Darvish due to Darvish starting on Sunday.
  7. ^ Chris Archer was named as the roster replacement for Michael Fulmer due to Fulmer starting on Sunday.
  8. ^ Brandon Kintzler was named as the roster replacement for Corey Kluber due to Kluber starting on Sunday.
#: Indicates player would not play (replaced as per reference notes above).

Game summary

The game was mostly pitching-dominated through the first four innings. After a two-out double by Jonathan Schoop, Miguel Sanó finally got the AL on the board with his fifth inning RBI bloop single. In the bottom of the sixth, Yadier Molina became the oldest catcher to hit a home run in an All-Star game, when he hit one off Ervin Santana in the sixth inning, tying the game at one. Reggie Smith was the last Cardinal to hit an All-Star Game home run in the 1974 game.[6] Robinson Canó hit the game-winning home run in the tenth inning off Wade Davis, and was named the All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. He is the first second baseman since 1998 who was named All-Star Game MVP.[7][8] Andrew Miller struck out Cody Bellinger swinging to end the night and earned his first career All-Star save.[9]

Starting lineup

American
Order Player Team Position
1 José Altuve Astros 2B
2 José Ramírez Indians 3B
3 Aaron Judge Yankees RF
4 George Springer Astros LF
5 Carlos Correa Astros SS
6 Justin Smoak Blue Jays 1B
7 Corey Dickerson Rays DH
8 Salvador Pérez Royals C
9 Mookie Betts Red Sox CF
Chris Sale Red Sox P
National
Order Player Team Position
1 Charlie Blackmon Rockies CF
2 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins DH
3 Bryce Harper Nationals RF
4 Buster Posey Giants C
5 Daniel Murphy Nationals 2B
6 Nolan Arenado Rockies 3B
7 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 1B
8 Marcell Ozuna Marlins LF
9 Zack Cozart Reds SS
Max Scherzer Nationals P

Line score

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 8:22 pm (EDT)
Marlins Park in Miami, Florida
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 0
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Starting pitchers:
AL: Chris Sale
NL: Max Scherzer
WP: Craig Kimbrel (1–0)   LP: Wade Davis (0–1)   Sv: Andrew Miller (1)
Home runs:
AL: Robinson Canó (1)
NL: Yadier Molina (1)

Umpires: Home Plate – Joe West (crew chief); First Base – Angel Hernandez; Second Base – Mark Carlson; Third Base – Chris Conroy; Left Field – Manny Gonzalez; Right Field – Mike Estabrook; Replay Official – Doug Eddings [10]
Weather: 73 °F (23 °C), roof closed.
First pitch: 8:22pm EDT
Time of Game: 3:16
Attendance: 37,188

Ratings

The viewership ratings for the game on FOX were up slightly following the previous year's all-time low, with a 5.5 national rating, an 11 share, and an estimated 9.28 million viewers.[11]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Mills, the Indians' bench coach, replaced Terry Francona as the American League's manager after Francona underwent a catheter ablation to correct an irregular heartbeat.[1]

References

  1. ^ Withers, Tom (July 7, 2017). "Indians' Francona has heart procedure, out of All-Star Game". Associated Press. Cleveland: AP News. Associated Press. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "All-Star Game Ballot - With rules / instructions". MLB.com. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Miller, Doug (July 3, 2017). "Miami, here we come: ASG rosters unveiled". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Newman, Mark (July 7, 2017). "Moose, Turner capture All-Star Final Vote". MLB.com. Miami: MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Latimer, Jolene (July 8, 2017). "Turner, Moustakas used teamwork to win All-Star final vote". Associated Press. Los Angeles: AP News. Associated Press. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Langosch, Jenifer. "Molina homers in memorable All-Star night". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Frisaro, Joe. "Don't ya know! Cano powers AL in extras". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  8. ^ DeNicola, Christina. "Cano hits decisive home run, named MVP". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  9. ^ "Cano 10th-inning homer gives AL 2-1 All-Star win". ESPN. July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  10. ^ Perez, A.J. (July 6, 2017). "Umpire Angel Hernandez, who's suing MLB for alleged discrimination, to work All-Star Game". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  11. ^ "2017 All-Star Game". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 13, 2017.

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2017 Cincinnati Reds season

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2017 Detroit Tigers season

The 2017 Detroit Tigers season was the team's 117th season. This was the team's fourth and final year under manager Brad Ausmus. This was the first season without owner Mike Ilitch, who bought the team in 1992 and died on February 10, 2017. The Tigers 2017 uniform features a "Mr. I" patch to honor him, the grounds crew wrote "Mr. I" in the outfield of Comerica Park, and he was also honored during a ceremony at the Tigers home opener on April 7.On September 12, the Tigers were eliminated from playoff contention for the third consecutive season. On September 22, the Tigers announced manager Brad Ausmus will not return in 2018. The team finished last in the AL Central, last in the league and tied with the San Francisco Giants for the worst record in MLB at 64–98, the team's lowest win total since 2003. Because the Tigers held a tiebreaker over the Giants, they will pick first in the 2018 MLB draft.

This was ace pitcher Justin Verlander's last season with the Tigers. He had been with the team since 2005. He was traded to the Houston Astros on August 31. Verlander was the last remaining member of the 2006 American League Champion team.

2017 Major League Baseball season

The 2017 Major League Baseball season began on April 2, 2017 with three games, including the 2016 World Series champions Chicago Cubs facing off against the St. Louis Cardinals, and ended on November 1. The postseason began on October 3. The World Series began October 24 and Game 7 was played on November 1, in which the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games, to capture their first World Series championship in franchise history.

The 88th Major League Baseball All-Star Game was held on July 11 at Marlins Park, the home of the Miami Marlins. For the first time since 2002 when the game ended in a tie, the All Star Game did not determine home field advantage for the World Series. Instead, home field advantage was awarded to the team with the better regular season record. The American League won 2–1 in 10 innings.

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Manager Pete Mackanin was reassigned to a front office position following the season.

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The host city was announced on April 6, 2015, by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred; it was the fifth All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., and the first since 1969, when the second Washington Senators hosted. It was also the first time that the Nationals had hosted the All-Star Game, and the first time that the Nationals franchise had hosted it since 1982, when the franchise played as the Montreal Expos.

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