The 84th edition of the MLB All-Star Game will take place Tuesday night at Citi Field, as some of the best players in baseball will compete to give their league home-field advantage in the World Series.
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has given starting nods to Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer. Scherzer leads the AL with a 13-1 record, and has posted a 3.19 ERA in 19 starts. The right-hander has overpowered opposing hitters, striking out 152 batters while only walking 31 in 129 2/3 innings.
Miguel Cabrera received the most votes among AL players, and will hit in the No. 3 spot in the lineup:
|5||Jose Bautista||Blue Jays||RF|
|6||David Ortiz||Red Sox||DH|
|9||J. J. Hardy||Orioles||SS|
New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey will get the chance to pitch in front of the home crowd, as Bruce Bochy gave the right-hander the starting nod. Harvey is 7-2 on the season with a 2.35 ERA, and has fanned 147 hitters while only issuing 28 walks in 130 innings.
Coverage of the pregame ceremonies will start at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX, with first pitch scheduled for 8 p.m.