Home Run Derby champion Robinson Cano gets to hit eighth in the American League lineup posted by manager Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers. Eighth? What on earth was Washington thinking?
Washington, of course, had to post the AL lineup prior to Monday night's record-setting display by Cano, in which he hit 12 final-round home runs and 32 overall to outlast Boston's Adrian Gonzalez. In retrospect, though, you would think Washington might like a do-over.
Here is the American League lineup:
CF, SS, 1B, RF, LF, 3B, DH, 2B, C
Jered Weaver will start on the mound for the American League.
Here is the National League lineup:
2B, DH, CF, 1B, C, RF, LF, SS, 3B
Roy Halladay will be the starting pitcher for the National League.
For the Yankees, catcher Russell Martin will be a reserve and relief pitcher David Robertson will be in the bullpen. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez were named starters, but declined invitations, Jeter due to exhaustion and Rodrigueuz due to knee surgery. CC Sabathia also declined an invitation, as did closer Mariano Rivera.
The game will be broadcast on FOX at 8 p.m. ET.