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The AL was already down 5-0 when Ortiz came to the plate for the first time in the bottom of the second. Facing NL starter Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants, Ortiz flied out to left field to end the inning.
Ortiz singled to left-center off the Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw with one out in the fifth -- one of only six hits mustered by the AL. Ortiz advanced to second base on a single by Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoliand to third on New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson's groundout. Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera walked to load the bases in what proved to be the AL's best scoring opportunity of the night, but the rally fizzled as Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler flied to left to end the fifth.
ESPNBoston | Ortiz 1-for-2 in AL's All-Star Game loss
Can't say I watched any of it, but sounds like Papi provided what little AL offense there was. Justin Verlander got lit up in the 1st (weird, huh?) and the AL just couldn't rally.
Also weird: I still can't get over that Papi was the only Red Sox player to make the team. I'm not complaining -- no one else deserved it. It's just amazing where "Red Sox Nation" went. Remember the days when Mark Loretta was getting voted to start?
Two more days off, and then back to the real thing. The Sox have a brutal schedule starting on Friday (at Tampa, vs. Chicago, vs. Toronto, at Texas, at New York, vs. Detroit, with only one off day), so we'll know relatively quickly what their chances are of making a run.
ESPNBoston | Jonathan Papelbon talks Boston exit | CSNNE | All-star pitchers taking note of Bard's control problems | Ortiz continues to cherish All-Star Game appearances | Globe | Jeter: Boston is where they really boo | Harper and Trout are fans of Middlebrooks | Baseball still cleaning up act | Herald | Fellow pitchers pulling for Sox' Bard | Red Sox and looking up at Rangers and Yankees
BEST OF MAXIM
Since there’s no baseball today or tomorrow, I figure I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a stab at a first half review. For the sake of simplicity, I’ll divide it into three segments: the starters, the offense, and the bullpen. Without further ado…
Oh, Matt Cain. Where to begin? Right as the offseason was drawing to a close, the Giants signed Cain to a rather massive...
Tony La Russa doesn't concern himself with storylines. If he did, he would have chosen New York Mets' knuckleballing sensation R.A. Dickey to start the All-Star Game.
Instead, La Russa picked San Francisco's Matt Cain as the National League starter and created a different theme to the pitching matchup for tonight's All-Star Game (MLB on FOX, 7:30 p.m. ET). The subplot...
The knuckleball will have to come on in relief. Matt Cain has been picked by Tony La Russa to start the All-Star Game for the National League, John Harper of the New York Daily News reports. That means knuckleball sensation R.A. Dickey won't be leading the team despite going 12-1 with a 2.40 ERA and 123 strikeouts over the first half of the season for the Mets. Source says Dickey...
Tony La Russa doesnt concern himself with storylines. If he did, he would have chosen New York Mets knuckleballing sensation R.A. Dickey to start the All-Star Game.
Instead, La Russa picked San Franciscos Matt Cain as the National League starter and created a different theme to the pitching matchup for tonights All-Star Game (MLB on FOX, 7:30 p.m. ET). The subplot cant compare with...
It must be great to be a San Francisco Giants fan.
Not only did a late push of fan votes elect three starting position players (Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera) to the NL lineup, but now the Giants will also have Matt Cain as the starting pitcher.
John Harper of the New York Daily News tweeted at 9:23 a.m. that “Source says Dickey is not starting All-Star Game....
Here's what bothers me about R.A. Dickey not starting the All-Star game (other than the fact that he deserved it): This isn't about Matt Cain not deserving the start on his own merits, though Dickey bested Cain in every single category except walks (24-26 for Cain).This is about Tony La Russa, once again, acting like he's smarter than the rest of the world by finding...
8 a.m. ET: This time, it still counts. The 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star game gets underway from Kauffman Stadium tonight in Kansas City, where the National League will try to keep their two-year winning streak alive and keep home field advantage in the World Series for one more season. Last year, Prince Fielder took home MVP honors for the NL All-Stars after launching a three...
New York Mets fans were waiting patiently to find out if their ace, RA Dickey would be starting the All Star Game tomorrow night. Instead, Tony LaRussa, the National League Manager, gave them a swift kick in the junk. According to WFAN, Tony LaRussa will name Giants pitcher Matt Cain as the National League starting pitcher. Cain did throw a perfect game earlier this season...
Melky Cabrera, Pablo Sandoval, and Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants were all starters in the 2012 MLB All- Star Game and had the most impact on the mid summer classic Tuesday night. T- Money discusses the good and the bad of the All- Star Game and some of the moments that stood out.
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Who is the better catcher, Buster Posey or Carlos Ruiz? While the voters may have said Posey, National League manager Tony La Russa thinks that Ruiz is best suited to handle the most difficult catching challege of the day: New York Mets pitcher and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Today, Tony La Russa said he will have Chooch warm up with Dickey and they can then enter the game together...
LINEUPS FOR THE 83rd ALL-STAR GAME ANNOUNCED
Aces Verlander of the Tigers and Cain of the Giants Earn Starting Honors
KANSAS CITY, MO – The 2012 All-Star Game managers, Tony La Russa and Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers, have announced their starting lineups for the 83rd Midsummer Classic, to be played on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. The lineups were announced at this...
The San Francisco Giants dominated the 2012 All Star Game. The fans obviously knew what these guys could do by voting them in the starting lineup. Okay I’m joking about the ballot stuffing. You can’t fault Giants fans for stepping up and voting their guys in. Maybe next year some other teams will try to get their fans to vote more. Giants All Star HighlightsMelky Cabrera got...