AL Victorious in Midsummer Classic (7/12 Recaps)

Outside of the rain that started to come as the game was wrapping up, it was a perfect day in Detroit for the All Star Game, as the American League All Stars rolled to victory once again, downing the National League team 7-5, who now hasn't won the All Star game since all the way back in 1996.

Detroit Tigers - 42-44, 4th in AL Central
People were worried constantly about how the city would be able to put up with such a large scale event, if downtown Detroit would embarrass himself on one of baseball's biggest stages. But Tuesday night the focus was on the game, and the American League team jumped out to a 7-0 lead, staked by home runs by Miguel Tejada and Mark Teixiera. The NL made a run at the end, scoring five runs to close the gap, including a two run home run by Andruw Jones off Kenny Rogers, who entered the game to a chorus of boos. Luis Gonzalez and Carlos Lee each drove in a run in the 9th, but Mariano Rivera came in to shut the door and end the game for the victory. The Tigers lone representative, Ivan Rodriguez, went 0-for-1 with a walk. The Tigers as well as the rest of baseball are off on Wednesday before returning to action on Thursday.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

AAA Toledo Mud Hens - 57-32, 1st in West division
Like the Tigers, Toledo is on its All Star break, they'll return to action on Thursday after the game on Wednesday.
- Doug DeSloover, Toledo Correspondent

AA Erie SeaWolves - 48-42, 2nd in Southern division
The SeaWolves are now on their All Star break, as their All Star game takes place on Wednesday night.
- Paige Edelman, Erie Correspondent

High-A Lakeland Tigers - 11-4, 1st in West division
Lakeland just can't get any luck with the weather – they were rained out on Tuesday. No word yet on the makeup.
- Aaron Westgate, Lakeland Correspondent

A West Mich. Whitecaps - 10-9, 2nd in East division
After an off day on Tuesday, West Michigan returns to Fifth Third Ballpark for a three-game home series with the Dayton Dragons. Play gets underway Wednesday at 7:00 p.m..
- Deb Ziegler, West Michigan Correspondent

SS-A Oneonta Tigers - 14-5, 1st in Stedler division
The O-Tigers had the day off on Tuesday to watch their parent club in the Midsummer Classic, they return to the field on Wednesday when they host Batavia.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

R GCL Tigers - 9-6, 1st in North division
The GCL Tigers lost a close one to the GCL Braves, as they fell 4-3 on Tuesday. Luis Gil exited the game with the lead, having held the lead through seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) during his work. But both Miguel Trejo and Adriano Santos allowed a run in relief as Santos took the loss. Wilkin Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with an RBI, and Casper Wells had a solo home run to provide the only other RBI. The GCL Tigers host the GCL Yankees on Wednesday.
- Paul Wezner, Senior Editor

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