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Tejada flying solo as O's only All-Star

PHILADELPHIA — PHILADELPHIA - By signing shortstop Miguel Tejada as a free agent last winter, the Orioles knew they were getting a legitimate run producer for the third spot in their lineup, a leader in the infield, a player with uncanny durability.

Yesterday brought another realization: They also had an All-Star.

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Tejada will be the Orioles' lone representative for the July 13 game in Houston after American League manager Joe Torre selected him as a reserve.

"I know I've been playing pretty good," Tejada said, "but I guess I'm surprised because there are so many good players at that position."

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After going 1-for-4 with a double yesterday, Tejada is batting .315 with 15 homers and 69 RBIs. He ranks third in the league in RBIs.

The double extended Tejada's hitting streak to 19 games. He has also played in 672 straight, most in the majors and the 17th longest stretch all time.

Tejada finished fourth among AL shortstops in fan voting behind Derek Jeter, Nomar Garciaparra and Michael Young. No Orioles placed higher.

Roger Clemens, a nine-time All-Star in the American League, was among five starting pitchers voted to the National League team by major league players, managers and coaches. Clemens, 41, joined by Arizona's Randy Johnson and Cincinnati's Barry Larkin as 40-plus All-Stars, is 10-2 in his first season with his hometown Astros, and is likely to start.

Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr. and Sammy Sosa were elected to start in the NL outfield, the first time three players with 500 home runs will start.

Bonds was voted to his 13th All-Star team and 11th start. Griffey is a 12-time All-Star, elected to start in all of them.

Three St. Louis Cardinals infielders were elected to start for the NL: Third baseman Scott Rolen was the top NL vote-getter at 3.19 million and was joined by first baseman Albert Pujols and shortstop Edgar Renteria.

"This year, I didn't think I was going to make it. There are too many guys who do a great job," said Tejada, who went 1-for-2 with a run scored in the 2002 game. "I'm playing good this year because I want to help this team. I just want to win. I love to win."

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Melvin Mora, who is ranked second in the AL with a .347 average, was excluded from the All-Star team. So were reliever B.J. Ryan, probably the top left-handed setup man in baseball with a 1.84 ERA in 44 innings, and catcher Javy Lopez, who's batting .318 with 11 homers and 39 RBIs.

Mora's hamstring injury might have prevented him from playing anyway.

"I think Mora and B.J. Ryan should have made it," Tejada said. "There are a lot of guys who have done a good job. Javy is another guy. He should make it, too. But that happens sometimes. You can't do anything about it."

Relievers who aren't closers often get neglected, but Torre chose the Yankees' Tom Gordon and the Anaheim Angels' Francisco Rodriguez.

Ryan never allowed himself to consider the possibility.

"It's hard for a middle reliever to make it," he said. "You've got to throw up gaudy numbers and pick up a lot of wins along the way. It's a tough spot, but you've just got to go out there and do your job and help your team.

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"It would have meant a lot. That's what everybody wants to do, be an All-Star somewhere along the line in their career. But there will be another shot. I've got a couple more years to go."

Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli advised Torre to consider Ryan and Lopez if injury replacements are needed.

"I told him to keep them in mind," Mazzilli said.

Five other Yankees were included on the AL team: starters Jason Giambi, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez, outfielder Gary Sheffield and closer Mariano Rivera.

Texas Rangers second baseman Alfonso Soriano led all AL players in votes with 3,466,447. Vladimir Guerrero, who rejected the Orioles' contract offers last winter and signed with Anaheim, will start in the outfield along with Manny Ramirez and Ichiro Suzuki.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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All-Star starters

AMERICAN LEAGUE

C Ivan Rodriguez, Detroit

1B Jason Giambi, New York

2B Alfonso Soriano, Texas

3B Alex Rodriguez, New York

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SS Derek Jeter, New York

OF Manny Ramirez, Boston

OF Vladimir Guerrero, Anaheim

OF Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle

NATIONAL LEAGUE

C Mike Piazza, New York

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1B Albert Pujols, St. Louis

2B Jeff Kent, Houston

3B Scott Rolen, St. Louis

SS Edgar Renteria, St. Louis

OF Barry Bonds, San Francisco

OF Ken Griffey, Cincinnati

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OF Sammy Sosa, Chicago

Complete rosters and voting, Page 7C

NL Roster

Starters

Player, Team Avg. HR RBI R

Catcher

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Piazza, N.Y. .309 16 40 34

First baseman

Pujols, StL .303 21 57 70

Second baseman

Kent, Hou. .293 10 52 46

Third baseman

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Rolen, StL .344 18 78 54

Shortstop

Renteria, StL .283 4 34 47

Outfielders

Bonds, S.F. .352 22 46 64

Griffey Jr., Cin. .246 19 55 45

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Sosa, Chi. .276 14 33 30

Reserves

Player, Team Avg. HR RBI R

Infielders

Casey, Cin. .352 15 54 55

Helton, Col. .352 15 53 61

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Thome, Phi. .299 27 58 55

Loretta, S.D. .320 6 34 55

Larkin, Cin. .296 4 30 40

JWilson, Pitt. .339 8 34 45

Lowell, Fla. .300 19 51 50

Outfielders

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Alou, Chi. .287 19 49 49

Berkman, Hou. .304 16 59 48

Cabrera, Fla. .294 20 55 55

Catcher

Estrada, Atl. .328 4 45 32

Pitchers

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W-L ERA SV BB SO

Benitez, Fla. 2-0 1.07 27 15 35

Clemens, Hou. 10-2 2.63 0 43 107

Gagne, L.A. 2-0 1.54 21 9 49

Glavine, N.Y. 7-5 2.16 0 29 60

Graves, Cin. 1-3 2.89 31 5 26

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LHernandez, Mtl. 6-7 3.23 0 39 100

Johnson, Ari. 10-6 2.90 0 25 139

Kolb, Mil. 0-0 0.87 24 5 9

Pavano, Fla. 9-3 2.92 0 25 73

Schmidt, S.F. 10-2 2.61 0 35 112

Sheets, Mil. 7-5 2.58 0 17 113

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Zambrano, Chi. 9-3 2.41 0 43 99

NL All-Star voting

First base

1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals, 2,649,013. 2. Jeff Bagwell, Astros, 1,918,071. 3. Jim Thome, Phillies, 1,111,478. 4. Sean Casey, Reds, 962,110. 5. Derrek Lee, Cubs, 645,573. 6. Todd Helton, Rockies, 472,953. 7. Shawn Green, Dodgers, 316,344. 8. Hee Seop Choi, Marlins, 284,303.

Second base

1. Jeff Kent, Astros, 2,898,381. 2. Tony Womack, Cardinals, 1,034,014. 3. Luis Castillo, Marlins, 767,994. 4. Marcus Giles, Braves, 683,251. 5. Roberto Alomar, Diamondbacks, 577,084. 6. Mark Grudzielanek, Cubs, 511,412. 7. Mark Loretta, Padres, 483,572. 8. Jose Vidro, Expos, 379,897.

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Third base

1. Scott Rolen, Cardinals, 3,187,710. 2. Morgan Ensberg, Astros, 1,150,751. 3. Aramis Ramirez, Cubs, 1,068,706. 4. Mike Lowell, Marlins, 807,911. 5. Adrian Beltre, Dodgers, 620,824. 6. Vinny Castilla, Rockies, 450,785. 7. David Bell, Phillies, 420,424. 8. Shea Hillenbrand, Diamondbacks, 314,668.

Shortstop

1. Edgar Renteria, Cardinals, 2,028,840. 2. Adam Everett, Astros, 1,814,814. 3. Kaz Matsui, Mets, 1,160,731. 4. Barry Larkin, Reds, 782,603. 5. Jack Wilson, Pirates, 691,565. 6. Rafael Furcal, Braves, 539,047. 7. Alex Gonzalez, Cubs, 538,092. 8. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies, 514,431.

Catcher

1. Mike Piazza, Mets, 2,296,667. 2. Brad Ausmus, Astros, 1,518,827. 3. Mike Matheny, Cardinals, 1,014,882. 4. Paul Lo Duca, Dodgers, 843,024. 5. Michael Barrett, Cubs, 683,788. 6. Johnny Estrada, Braves, 640,062. 7. Jason Kendall, Pirates, 548,430. 8. Mike Lieberthal, Phillies, 405,090.

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Outfield

1. Barry Bonds, Giants, 2,952,237.

2. Ken Griffey, Jr., Reds, 2,837,526.

3. Sammy Sosa, Cubs, 2,197,255.

4. Lance Berkman, Astros, 2,109,526.

5. Craig Biggio, Astros, 1,722,278.

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6. Jim Edmonds, Cardinals, 1,468,061.

7. Carlos Beltran, Astros, 1,369,178.

8. Moises Alou, Cubs, 1,265,592.

9. Richard Hidalgo, Mets, 929,867.

10. Adam Dunn, Reds, 806,547.

11. Miguel Cabrera, Marlins, 802,379.

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12. Reggie Sanders, Cardinals, 698,080.

13. Bobby Abreu, Phillies, 647,781.

14. Andruw Jones, Braves, 583,161.

15. Juan Pierre, Marlins, 552,744.

16. Ray Lankford, Cardinals, 536,975.

17. Pat Burrell, Phillies, 483,455.

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18. Corey Patterson, Cubs, 459,087.

19. Craig Wilson, Pirates, 446,299.

20. Chipper Jones, Braves, 435,373.

21. J.D. Drew, Braves, 434,097.

22. Steve Finley, Diamondbacks, 418,150.

23. Scott Podsednik, Brewers, 408,794.

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24. Brian Giles, Padres, 406,449.

AL Roster

Starters

Player, Team Avg. HR RBI R

Catcher

IRodriguez, Det. .377 10 57 41

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First baseman

Giambi, N.Y. .238 11 31 28

Second baseman

Soriano, Tex. .294 14 50 41

Third baseman

ARodriguez, N.Y. .273 19 50 56

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Shortstop

Jeter, N.Y. .278 13 41 48

Outfielders

Guerrero, Ana. .345 20 71 69

Ramirez, Bos. .340 22 65 49

Suzuki, Sea. .318 3 30 42

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Reserves

Player, Team Avg. HR RBI R

Infielders

Harvey, K.C. .328 10 34 30

Ortiz, Bos. .306 22 76 44

Belliard, Cle. .316 5 34 48

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Blalock, Tex. .314 22 61 57

Guillen, Det. .324 11 57 59

Tejada, Orioles .315 15 69 44

Young, Tex. .331 11 49 59

Outfielders

Crawford, T.B. .316 4 32 59

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Lawton, Cle. .317 14 48 62

Sheffield, N.Y. .300 17 53 52

Catcher

Martinez, Cle. .299 12 60 46

Pitchers

W-L ERA SV BB SO

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Cordero, Tex. 2-0 1.80 24 18 37

Gordon, N.Y. 2-3 1.66 2 15 45

Hudson, Oak. 7-3 2.98 0 25 52

Lilly, Tor. 7-5 4.01 0 44 90

Loaiza, Chi. 8-4 4.37 0 35 68

Mulder, Oak. 11-2 2.95 0 38 83

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Nathan, Minn. 1-0 1.19 23 17 44

Rivera, N.Y. 0-0 0.86 29 14 35

FRodriguez, Ana. 1-1 1.04 7 13 68

Rogers, Tex. 11-2 3.42 0 29 64

Sabathia, Cle. 5-3 2.77 0 32 61

Schilling, Bos. 11-4 3.08 0 21 110

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AL All-Star voting

First base

1. Jason Giambi, Yankees, 1,784,443. 2. Frank Thomas, White Sox, 978,623. 3. Carlos Delgado, Blue Jays, 717,341. 4. Kevin Millar, Red Sox, 653,223. 5. Mark Teixeira, Rangers, 645,154. 6. Rafael Palmeiro, Orioles, 621,733. 7. Mike Sweeney, Royals, 422,490. 8. Tino Martinez, Devil Rays, 420,185.

Second base

1. Alfonso Soriano, Rangers, 3,466,447. 2. Pokey Reese, Red Sox, 1,082,772. 3. Bret Boone, Mariners, 990,776. 4. Ronnie Belliard, Indians, 428,422. 5. Enrique Wilson, Yankees, 424,160. 6. Fernando Vina, Tigers, 389,387. 7. Adam Kennedy, Angels, 373,516. 8. Luis Rivas, Twins, 200,141.

Third base

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1. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, 2,915,901. 2. Hank Blalock, Rangers, 1,254,876. 3. Bill Mueller, Red Sox, 868,968. 4. Melvin Mora, Orioles, 633,876. 5. Eric Chavez, Athletics, 553,843. 6. Troy Glaus, Angels, 493,835. 7. Scott Spiezio, Mariners, 276,564. 8. Corey Koskie, Twins, 252,892.

Shortstop

1. Derek Jeter, Yankees, 2,052,880. 2. Nomar Garciaparra, Red Sox, 1,620,187. 3. Michael Young, Rangers, 1,248,498. 4. Miguel Tejada, Orioles, 1,061,083. 5. Carlos Guillen, Tigers, 426,604. 6. Omar Vizquel, Indians, 337,461. 7. David Eckstein, Angels, 310,389. 8, Rich Aurilia, Mariners, 241,982.

Catcher

1. Ivan Rodriguez, Tigers, 2,537,586. 2. Jorge Posada, Yankees, 1,565,305. 3. Jason Varitek, Red Sox, 1,122,901. 4. Javy Lopez, Orioles, 720,243. 5. Victor Martinez, Indians, 405,157. 6. Bengie Molina, Angels, 331,422. 7. Benito Santiago, Royals, 293,974. 8. Dan Wilson, Mariners, 269,775.

Outfield

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1. Vladimir Guerrero, Angels, 3,024,870.

2. Manny Ramirez, Red Sox, 2,682,121.

3. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners, 1,891,136.

4. Hideki Matsui, Yankees, 1,855,118.

5. Gary Sheffield, Yankees, 1,688,921.

6. Johnny Damon, Red Sox, 1,319,984.

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7. Bernie Williams, Yankees, 1,017,844.

8. Torii Hunter, Twins, 847,586.

9. Magglio Ordonez, White Sox, 666,066.

10. Trot Nixon, Red Sox, 665,465.

11. Garret Anderson, Angels, 624,662.

12. Jose Guillen, Angels, 504,474.

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13. Jermaine Dye, Athletics, 433,469.

14. Jose Cruz Jr., Devil Rays, 376,077.

15. Brian Jordan, Rangers, 371,099.

16. Kevin Mench, Rangers, 370,346.

17. Carlos Lee, White Sox, 337,289.

18. Brad Fullmer, Rangers, 318,506.

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19. Matt Lawton, Indians, 284,809.

20. Carl Crawford, Devil Rays, 283,304.

21. Rondell White, Tigers, 249,559.

22. Jacque Jones, Twins, 249,451.

23. Dmitri Young, Tigers, 242,149.

24. Rocco Baldelli, Devil Rays, 241,153.

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All-star snubs

(Statistics through Saturday)

American League

Player, Pos., Team Avg. HR RBI R

Javy Lopez, C, Orioles .316 10 38 39

Paul Konerko, 1B, White Sox .277 20 54 38

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Melvin Mora, 3B, Orioles .347 12 43 60

Jermaine Dye, OF, Athletics .299 16 51 56

Jose Guillen, OF, Angels .298 13 58 46

Alex Sanchez, OF, Tigers .325 2 20 34

Starters, Team W-L ERA BB SO

Mark Buehrle, White Sox 8-2 4.33 23 88

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Pedro Martinez, Red Sox 8-3 3.74 30 105

Javier Vazquez, Yankees 9-5 3.42 22 81

Relievers, Team W-L ERA IP SV

Keith Foulke, Red Sox 2-1 1.28 42.1 13

Juan Rincon, Twins 8-3 1.94 41.2 2

B.J. Ryan, Orioles 2-2 1.84 44.0 1

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National League

Player, Pos., Team Avg. HR RBI R

Michael Barrett, C, Cubs .290 9 41 27

Paul Lo Duca, C, Dodgers .309 6 32 28

Lyle Overbay, 1B, Brewers .341 9 61 41

Cesar Izturis, SS, Dodgers .297 2 29 35

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Adrian Beltre, 3B, Dodgers .327 21 55 46

Vinny Castilla, 3B, Rockies .282 16 65 44

Aramis Ramirez, 3B, Cubs .326 15 56 60

Bobby Abreu, OF, Phillies .301 16 53 65

Danny Bautista, OF, D'backs .318 10 48 44

J.D. Drew, OF, Braves .294 19 50 59

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Adam Dunn, OF, Reds .270 24 51 53

Steve Finley, OF, D'backs .299 19 41 52

Starters, Team W-L ERA BB SO

Paul Wilson, Reds 8-2 3.63 33 69

Eric Milton, Phillies 10-2 4.68 41 70

Reliever, Team W-L ERA IP SV

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Trevor Hoffman, Padres 2-0 1.88 28.2 20


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