The MLB All-Star Game is finally here. While a number of Tigers players didn’t get into the game, Miguel Cabrera will still be playing at some point. Here’s what to know.
The MLB All-Star Game is upon. The annual contest to decide which league will claim home-field advantage in the World Series takes place on Tuesday, June 12th, 2016.
For the first time seemingly in forever, the Detroit Tigers will only send one player to the annual mid-summer classic. That player is future first-ballot Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera will come off the bench and likely see a few innings of work and an at-bat or two.
In a perfect world, Miggy would have been joined by a number of teammates, notably Ian Kinsler, Michael Fulmer, Nick Castellanos and Francisco Rodriguez. However, those four and the rest of the Tigers will get a chance to rest before the second half of the season.
Despite the quartet of Tigers not being there, the game won’t be without familiar faces. With Johnny Cueto starting for the National League, two former Detroit pitchers will be available out of the bullpen. Fernando Rodney, who was recently dealt Marlins and has only allowed four earned runs all season, made the team. Joining him in relief is fellow old friend Max Scherzer, who makes it in for the fourth consecutive season.
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Here is the American League lineup.
- Jose Altuve, Astros 2B
- Mike Trout, Angels CF
- Manny Machado, Orioles 3B
- David Ortiz, Red Sox, DH
- Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox SS
- Eric Hosmer, Royals 1B
- Mookie Betts, Red Sox RF
- Salvador Perez, Royals C
- Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox LF
So where can you the MLB All-Star Game? We have all the information you need to know right here so you don’t miss a second of the action.
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Location: San Diego, California
Arena: Petco Park
TV Info: Fox
Live Stream: MLB.TV