Starting Lineups for the 82nd All-Star Game Announced
MLB Press Release
STARTING LINEUPS FOR THE 82nd ALL-STAR GAME ANNOUNCED
The 2011 All-Star Game managers, Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers and Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants, have announced their starting lineups for the 82nd Midsummer Classic. The lineups were announced at this morning’s 2011 All-Star Press Conference in Phoenix.
Washington’s American League lineup will be:
|CURTIS GRANDERSON, NYY||CF||.269||25 HR||63 RBI|
|ASDRUBAL CABRERA, CLE||SS||.293||14 HR||51 RBI|
|ADRIAN GONZALEZ, BOS||1B||.354||17 HR||77 RBI|
|JOSE BAUTISTA, TOR||RF||.334||31 HR||65 RBI|
|JOSH HAMILTON, TEX||LF||.301||11 HR||49 RBI|
|ADRIAN BELTRE, TEX||3B||.273||19 HR||71 RBI|
|DAVID ORTIZ, BOS||DH||.304||19 HR||55 RBI|
|ROBINSON CANO, NYY||2B||.296||15 HR||57 RBI|
|ALEX AVILA, DET||C||.286||10 HR||46 RBI|
|JERED WEAVER, LAA||RHP||11-4||1.86 ERA|
Weaver, an All-Star for the second consecutive season, will be the third Angel ever to start the Midsummer Classic, joining Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan in 1979 and Mark Langston in 1993. Weaver was a member of the A.L. squad at Angel Stadium in 2010, but he was not active for the contest. In 19 starts this season, he has thrown 140.1 innings with 120 strikeouts and 31 walks. He has four complete games and two shutouts on the season.
Bochy’s National League lineup will be:
|RICKIE WEEKS, MIL||2B||.278||17 HR||39 RBI|
|CARLOS BELTRAN, NYM||DH||.285||13 HR||58 RBI|
|MATT KEMP, LAD||CF||.313||22 HR||67 RBI|
|PRINCE FIELDER, MIL||1B||.297||22 HR||72 RBI|
|BRIAN McCANN, ATL||C||.310||15 HR||50 RBI|
|LANCE BERKMAN, STL||RF||.290||24 HR||63 RBI|
|MATT HOLLIDAY, STL||LF||.324||14 HR||49 RBI|
|TROY TULOWITZKI, COL||SS||.268||17 HR||57 RBI|
|SCOTT ROLEN, CIN||3B||.241||5 HR||36 RBI|
|ROY HALLADAY, PHI||RHP||11-3||2.45 ERA|
Halladay will become the fourth pitcher in history to start the Midsummer Classic for both leagues, joining Vida Blue (AL: 1971 and 1975; NL: 1978), Roger Clemens (AL: 1986 and 2001; NL: 2004) and Randy Johnson (AL: 1995, 1997; NL: 2000-2001). Halladay was the American League’s starting pitcher in 2009 while a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. The two-time (2003 AL, 2010 NL) Cy Young Award winner becomes the first Phillies hurler to start the All-Star Game since Curt Schilling in 1999.
The 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet HD and Le Reseau des Sports, and around the world by 47 broadcast outlets to more than 200 countries and in 14 languages, with pregame ceremonies beginning at 8:00 p.m. (EDT)/5:00 p.m. (local). ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Game coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com or dbacks.com/asg.