Pitchers, lineups announced for Baseball All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will start Tuesday night's All-Star game (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)  for the National League and Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners will open for the American League.

"Aside from having the ability to win two World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals, I think this has to be one of the highlights of my baseball career to this point," Wainwright said. "One of the coolest things I can say I did is to start a big league All-Star game."

NL manager Mike Matheny of the Cardinals chose the ace of his own staff. Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA and three complete games in 19 starts. It will be the 11th All-Star start by a Cardinals pitcher.

Hernandez, the first Venezuela pitcher to start for the All-Stars, is 11-2 with a 2.12 ERA. He is just the second Seattle pitcher to start an All-Star game following Randy Johnson in 1995 and 1997.

"Just throw zeros out there and get my team to win, that's all I got to do," Hernandez said.

Red Sox manager John Farrell picked Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter to lead off for the AL. The 14-time All-Star is playing his final season.

Wainwright is enticed by pitching to Jeter.

"I have been in the big leagues for nine years. I've never faced him," Wainwright said. "I'm very excited about it, just to say I faced the best. And he is undoubtedly one of the best to ever play his position, one of the greatest Yankees of all time."

The NL batting order:

Andrew McCutchen, cf, Pittsburgh
Yasiel Puig, rf, L.A. Dodgers
Troy Tulowitzki, ss, Colorado
Paul Goldschmidt, 1b, Arizona
Giancarlo Stanton, dh, Miami
Aramis Ramirez, 3b, Milwaukee
Chase Utley, 2b, Philadelphia
Jonathan Lucroy, c, Milwaukee
Carlos Gomez, of, Milwaukee

The AL batting order:

Derek Jeter, ss, N.Y. Yankees
Mike Trout, lf, L.A. Angeles
Robinson Cano, 2b, Seattle
Miguel Cabrera, 1b, Detroit
Jose Bautista, rf, Toronto
Nelson Cruz, dh, Baltimore
Adam Jones, cf, Baltimore
Josh Donaldson, 3b, Oakland
Salvador Perez, c, Kansas City

Five Reds were named to the NL All-Star team - pitchers Johnny Cueto, Alfredo Simon and Aroldis Chapman, third baseman Todd Frazier and catcher Devin Mesoraco.

Simon was added to the roster Sunday in Cueto's place. Cueto pitched for the Reds Sunday, making him unavailable to pitch in the All-Star Game, but the Reds said he would attend.

Frazier, Cueto and Chapman were voted in by the players. Mesoraco and Simon were chosen by Matheny.

 

 

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