After a week of controversy, Cliff Floyd joined Charles Johnson as a National League All-Star. Floyd replaces Mets pitcher Rick Reed.
The Marlins reached the All Star break with a 43-45 record following a 6-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Ryan Dempster held Tampa to 1 run on 4 hits, earning his 10th win of the season. The Marlins are now 7.5 games behind the NL East leading Phillies. The win came after a 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay. Brad Penny, who took the loss, strained a muscle in his left rib cage. Penny may go on the disabled list and will not be ready to pitch for 2 to 3 weeks.