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MLB – The 85th All Star Game Is Tonight

Posted on July 15, 2014 in Professional Sports News.

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera along with pitcher Max Scherzer and second baseman Ian Kinsler will represent Detroit in the 85th All Star game. .

Designated hitter Victor Martinez was named as an American League reserve, but will sit out tonight with a strained right side and was replaced on the roster by Kinsler.

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will get the start for the AL against Adam Wainwright from the St. Louis Cardinals.

The winner of the All-Star Game will determine which league gets home field advantage in the World Series.

First pitch at Target Field is 8:00 p.m.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will play in his final All-Star as the leadoff man for the American League, followed by Angels phenom Mike Trout in left field and Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano.

Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera will bat cleanup, followed by Toronto’s Jose Bautista in right field.

Baltimore designated hitter Nelson Cruz, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson and Royals catcher Salvador Perez round out the rest of the batting order.


By:  Mike Plourde     –     for Great Lakes Radio Sports