Today is the 2012 MLB All-Star Game, which takes place in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium. The winner of the game earns home-field advantage for their league in the 2012 World Series this October.
With Matt Kemp scratched, the Dodgers will send only Clayton Kershaw to the game. Kershaw is having a good season, posting a 2.91 ERA in 120 innings with a WHIP of 1.061. It's the Angels who have the most representation, with four players on the bench. The Angels have outfielders Mike Trout (batting .341, slugging .562) and Mark Trumbo (batting .306, slugging .608), pitchers Jered Weaver (1.96 ERA, WHIP of 0.9) and C.J. Wilson (2.43 ERA, WHIP of 1.159).
The game will be televised at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time on FOX and streamed on radio at ESPN Radio. Here is the projected starting lineup for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game, with players listed in order of location in the lineup.
NL: Carlos Gonzalez, Melky Cabrera, Ryan Braun, Joey Votto, Carlos Beltran, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Dan Uggla, Rafael Furcal
AL: Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Josh Hamilton, Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder, Adrian Beltre, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Curtis Granderson
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