Indians RHP Jake Westbrook was added to the American League all-star team yesterday, replacing the Red Sox' Curt Schilling.
Westbrook was next on the list of voting by players, coaches and managers. Pedro Martinez was first invited to replace Schilling, who wants to rest a deep bone bruise in his right ankle, but declined.
Westbrook, 26, is 6-4 and ranks fourth in the AL with a 3.21 ERA.
The addition makes Cleveland the first sub-.500 club with five all-stars since the 1995 Dodgers and first in the AL since the 1972 Royals. . . .
Muhammad Ali will help throw out the first pitch during pregame ceremonies at Tuesday's All-Star Game.
Ali, accompanied by his 13-year-old son Asaad, will deliver two baseballs to the mound, where two members of the Houston-area Boys & Girls Club will throw out the ceremonial first pitches.
"American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino will sing the national anthem.
* VIDRO STILL OUT: Expos 2B Jose Vidro was out of the lineup for yesterday's game against the Pirates, the fourth consecutive game he's missed because of a sore right knee.
* OBITUARY: Ulysses J. "Tony" Lupien Jr., a major league baseball player in the 1940s and coach at Dartmouth College, died Friday after several years of declining health. He was 87.
He played first base with the Red Sox, Phillies, Tigers and White Sox, batting .268 during his six-season career.
-- From News Services