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MLB Sets All-Star Roster

Major League Baseball announced the rosters Sunday for the National League, and American League teams for the upcoming All-Star game held Tuesday July 10, at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The starters of course are picked by MLB fans and the reserves are picked by their peers, and the respective squad managers. Managing the N.L. last year's World Series Champion Tony LaRussa, of the Cardinals. The man in the opposing dugout will be last year's A.L. Champs, Detroit Tigers skipper Jim Leyland. The game now carries more significance than a decade ago, because which ever League wins the game will have home field advantage in the World Series. The American League has won the All-Star game since that edict went into place and subsequently, have had home field in all those Fall Classics. Here are both rosters, starters, bench players and pitchers, with the American League listed first.

Catcher: Ivan Rodriguez Detroit
First Base: David Ortiz Boston
Second Base: Placido Polanco Detroit
Shortstop: Derek Jeter New York
Third Base: Alex Rodriguez New York
Outfield: Vladimir Guererro Los Angeles, Magglio Ordonez Detroit, Ichiro Suzuki Seattle
Reserves Catcher: Victor Martinez Cleveland, Jorge Posada New York
Reserves Infielders: Carlos Guillen Detroit, Mike Lowell Boston, Justin Morneau Minnesota, Brian Roberts Baltimore, Michael Young Texas
Reserves Outfielders: Carl Crawford Tampa Bay, Torii Hunter Minnesota, Manny Ramirez Boston, Alex Rios Toronto, Grady Sizemore Cleveland
Pitchers: Josh Beckett Boston, Dan Haren Oakland, Bobby Jenks Chicago, John Lackey Los Angeles, Gil Meche Kansas City, Jonathan Paplebon Boston, J.J. Putz Seattle, Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles, C.C. Sabathia Cleveland, Johan Santana Minnesota, Justin Verlander Detoit
Catcher: Russell Martin Los Angeles
First Base: Prince Fielder Milwaukee
Second Base: Chase Utley
Shortstop Jose Reyes New York
Third Base: David Wright New York
Outfield: Carlos Beltran New York, Barry Bonds San Francisco, Ken Griffey Jr. Cincinnati
Reserves Catcher: Brian McCann Atlanta
Reserves Infielders: Miguel Cabrera Florida, J.J. Hardy Milwaukee, Orlando Hudson Arizona, Derrek Lee Chicago, Albert Pujols ST Louis, Freddy Sanchez Pittsburgh, Dmitri Young Washington
Reserves Outfielders: Matt Holiday Colorado, Carlos Lee Houston, Aaron Rowand Philadelphia, Alfonso Soriano Chicago
Pitchers: Francisco Cordero Milwaukee, Brian Fuentes Colorado, Cole Hamels Philadelphia, Trevor Hoffman San Diego, Jake Peavy San Diego, Brad Penny Los Angeles, Takashi Saito Los Angeles, Ben Sheets Milwaukee, John Smoltz Atlanta, Jose Valverde, Arizona, Billy Wagner New York

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