2013 MLB All Star Game: Starting Lineups For American League and National League Revealed

By Dan Parzych
Chris Davis
(Joy R. Absalon/USA Today Sports)

The 2013 MLB All Star Game is right around the corner and after plenty of anticipation–the starting lineups for both the American League and National League were revealed on Saturday.

New York Mets fans will be excited to see David Wright in the starting lineup for the National League since they are the ones hosting this year’s popular event and with the type of season he’s displayed so far in 2013–there’s no question the third baseman deserves it. Even though the Mets have struggled for most of the season, Wright has been a star on this team for years and the hometown fans will certainly get a kick out of watching him play.

As for the American League, the main starter that sticks out the most is Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles as the first baseman has been a home run machine during the first half of the season. Heading into Sunday, Davis already has 33 home runs on the season and whether or not Baltimore stays in the hunt for the AL East title will rely heavily on his shoulders.

Just like any other season, this year’s All Star Game will certainly be another fun one to watch next Tuesday. Here’s a look at the rest of the starting lineups for both the American League and National League.

American League starters include Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, and Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz.

As for the National League starters, they include St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, New York Mets third baseman David Wright, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran, Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.

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