84th MLB All-Star Game Tonight
Tonight the 84th Major League Baseball All-Star game will be held in Queens, New York at Citi Field, home of the National League's New York Mets. The game is set for a 5:00 P.M. (Pacific) first pitch.
Starting pitchers for the visiting American League will be Detroit's Max Scherzer and for the Senior Circuit, hometown hero Matt Harvey gets the nod.
Two Seattle Mariners were named to the A.L. squad, both of them starting pitchers. Hisashi Iwakuma, making his first ever all-star appearance is not expected to play as he pitched on Sunday when the M's defeated the Angels. Seattle ace "King" Felix Hernandez will likely see some time on the bump as he participates in his fourth mid-summer classic.
Also of note, one former Yakima Bear, Carlos Gonzalez, will be in the starting nine for the N.L.
Here are the starting line-ups for each team:
1.) Mike Trout - LF (Anaheim Angels)
2.) Robinson Cano - 2B (New York Yankees)
3.) Miguel Cabrera - 3B (Detroit Tigers)
4.) Chris Davis - 1B (Baltimore Orioles)
5.) Jose Bautista - RF (Toronto Blue Jays)
6.) David Ortiz - DH (Boston Red Sox)
7.) Adam Jones - CF (Baltimore Orioles)
8.) Joe Mauer - C (Minnesota Twins)
9.) J.J. Hardy - SS (Baltimore Orioles)
1.) Brandon Phillips - 2B (Cincinnati Reds)
2.) Carlos Beltran - RF (St. Lois Cardinals)
3.) Joey Votto - 1B (Cincinnati Reds)
4.) David Wright - 3B (New York Mets)
5.) Carlos Gonzalez - LF (Colorado Rockies)
6.) Yadier Molina - C (St. Louis Cardinals)
7.) Troy Tulowitzki - SS (Colorado Rockies)
8.) Michael Cuddyer - DH (Colorado Rockies)
9.) Bryce Harper - CF (Washington Nationals)
To tide you over, here is the last all-star game to be held in Seattle. The 2001 game is considered one of the most memorable as Cal Ripken, Jr. hit a home run and won the MVP award in his final all-star appearance.