Jul 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; American League infielder Alexei Ramirez (10) of the Chicago White Sox hits a single in the 5th inning during the 2014 MLB All Star Game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez played in the 85th annual MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night, scoring one run as the American League defeated the National League, 5-3.
This was the All-Star game debut for Ramirez as he was the reserve shortstop for the AL.
Ramirez finished 1-for-2 in the game, scoring the one run. Ramirez reached base twice as he took first base following his second at-bat due to an infield error by the NL..
The All-Star Game will also be memorable for Ramirez as he was the player to replace retiring Derek Jeter at shortstop in the top of the fourth inning.
This season Ramirez might be having the best season of any shortstop in the AL, as he is batting .282 in 95 games in ’14. He also has an on-base percentage of .318 at the All-Star break and a .400 slugging percentage.
Ramirez has tallied 41 RBIs and 103 hits (15 doubles, two triples and eight home runs) thus far this season.