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MLB All-Star starting lineups: Royals catcher Sal Perez to bat ninth

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (left) will be the starting pitcher for Tuesday night’s All-Star game for the American League. St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright will open for the National League.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (left) will be the starting pitcher for Tuesday night’s All-Star game for the American League. St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright will open for the National League. The Associated Press

Royals catcher Salvador Perez received a start for Tuesday night’s All-Star Game for the first time in his career. He finds himself commingling with superstar offensive talent, so Perez’s position in the batting order makes sense.

He will bat ninth at the annual Midsummer Classic. The starting lineups were revealed on Monday afternoon by Boston manager John Farrell and St. Louis manager Mike Matheny.

Here are the lineups as St. Louis RHP Adam Wainwright faces Seattle RHP Felix Hernandez:

NATIONAL LEAGUE

1. Andrew McCutchen, CF.

2. Yasiel Puig, RF.

3. Troy Tulowitzki, SS.

4. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B.

5. Giancarlo Stanton, DH.

6. Aramis Ramirez, 3B.

7. Chase Utley, 2B.

8. Jonathan Lucroy, C.

9. Carlos Gomez, LF.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

1. Derek Jeter, SS.

2. Mike Trout, LF.

3. Robinson Cano, 2B.

4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B.

5. Jose Bautista, RF.

6. Nelson Cruz, DH.

7. Adam Jones, CF.

8. Josh Donaldson, 3B.

9. Salvador Perez, C.

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