2004 Futures Game

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Played on July 11, 2004 at Minute Maid Park, the 2004 Futures Game was a showcase of power pitching as three hurlers reached 97 mph, and Jose Capellan threw 98 mph. With seven runs scored, though, it matched the record for a Futures Game to that point. The Larry Doby Award went to US shortstop Aaron Hill, a late addition, who doubled in two runs in the bottom of the fifth after replacing B.J. Upton. Wil Ledezma was handed the loss, allowing two unearned runs in the third. All the US's runs were unearned thanks to errors by 3B Andy Marte and RF Shin-Soo Choo. The World scored three, all charged to Matt Cain, in the top of the 7th to make it a game, but Kyle Sleeth came on for the save. John Danks for the win. The only player with multiple hits was Marte's predecessor, Edwin Encarnacion (2 for 2). No homers were hit.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
World 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 5 2
USA 0 0 2 0 2 0 X 4 6 1




Source: 2005 Baseball Almanac