John Farrell and Mike Matheny squared off from opposing dugouts during last fall’s World Series and will do so again Tuesday for the All Star Game, but the pair joined together Monday afternoon for a press conference to reveal their starting lineups for the game. Each league’s starting pitcher was also unveiled, with Adam Wainwright and Felix Hernandez taking those honors.
Wainwright will get the nod for the National League, perhaps in part because his own manager made the final decision. Wainwright ultimately was chosen instead of Clayton Kershaw, though a strong argument could truly be made for either pitcher.
Hernandez was a relatively easy choice for the American League, as he’s dominated the league in nearly every statistical category so far this year.
The National League starting lineup will look like:
- Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Yasiel Puig, RF, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Colorado Rockies
- Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Giancarlo Stanton, DH, Miami Marlins
- Aramis Ramirez, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers
- Chase Utley, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies
- Jonathan Lucroy, C, Milwaukee Brewers
- Carlos Gomez, LF, Milwaukee Brewers
The American League lineup will be as follows:
- Derek Jeter, SS, New York Yankees
- Mike Trout, LF, Los Angeles Angels
- Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle Mariners
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers
- Jose Bautista, RF, Toronto Blue Jays
- Nelson Cruz, DH, Baltimore Orioles
- Adam Jones, CF, Baltimore Orioles
- Josh Donaldson, 3B, Oakland A’s
- Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals