Gerry Davis named home plate ump
NEW YORK -- Gerry Davis will be the home plate umpire for next week's All-Star Game, the second time as crew chief for the 29-year veteran.
Davis, who also worked the plate for the infamous 7-7, 11-inning tie at Milwaukee in 2002, will be joined next Tuesday in Kansas City by Jim Joyce (first), Brian Runge (second), Tony Randazzo (third), Lance Barksdale (left) and Brian Knight (right).
Runge was behind the plate this year for a perfect game by the Chicago White Sox's Philip Humber on April 21 and a six-pitcher no-hitter by Seattle on June 8. He was at third base for a perfect game by San Francisco's Matt Cain on June 13.
Major League Baseball said Tuesday the official scorers will be Bob Dutton of The Kansas City Star, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times and Royals scorer Del Black.
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