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07/13/2004 11:51 PM ET
Only Larkin sees action
Graves held back; Junior, Casey out with injuries
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HOUSTON -- Injuries cut the Reds' active All-Star contingent in half for Tuesday night's game and only one saw action in the American League's 9-4 win in Houston.

2004 All-Star Game

Shortstop Barry Larkin appeared in his ninth All-Star Game, appearing as a pinch-hitter for pitcher Dan Kolb in the second inning. Facing A's lefty Mark Mulder, he grounded out to third.

For his career, Larkin is just 2-for-18 (.111) in the Midsummer Classic.

Closer Danny Graves didn't appear in the game, held back by National League manager Jack McKeon in case of extra innings.

"I tried to get everybody in the game and I did, except for a couple of pitchers," McKeon said.

Graves pitched one scoreless inning, his only All-Star appearance, in 2000 at Atlanta.

   Barry Larkin  /   SS
Born: 04/28/64
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R

Center fielder Ken Griffey Jr. was out with a partial tear of his right hamstring, depriving the National League of an all-500-home run outfield as Barry Bonds (681) and Sammy Sosa (555) did not have Griffey (501) in their midst.

First baseman Sean Casey was out because of a pulled right calf that has kept him out for two weeks. Both Griffey and Casey, though on the disabled list, were in Houston.

"I've already played in two of them," Casey said. "For me, I'm getting ready for the second half and getting off the DL. I'm just enjoying being here."

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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