2022 MLB All-Star Game starting lineups: Clayton Kershaw gets a nod at Dodger Stadium against AL’s Shane McClanahan

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The 2022 MLB All-Star Game takes place Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. It’s the 92nd edition of the Midsummer Classic and the American League is riding an eight-game winning streak. They’ve won 20 of the last 24 All-Star Games, though the AL’s all-time series lead is a modest 46-43-2. Lately though, the All-Star Game has been one-sided.

On Monday afternoon, the two All-Star managers — Dusty Baker of the Astros and defending World Series champion Brian Snitker of the Braves — announced each team’s starting roster and starting pitcher. Here is the starting roster of the AL team, which will be the home team despite the game being played at an NL ballpark:

  1. DH Shohei Ohtani, Angels
  2. RF Aaron Judge, Yankees
  3. 3B Rafael Devers, Red Sox
  4. 1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays
  5. LF Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees
  6. CF Byron Buxton, Twins (replacing injured Mike Trout)
  7. SS Tim Anderson, White Sox
  8. 2B Andrês Gimênez, Goalkeepers (replacing injured José Altuve)
  9. C Alejandro Kirk, Blue Jays

SP Shane McClanahan, spokes

McClanahan, our unanimous mid-season winner AL CY Young, gets the green light to start on Ohtani. Ohtani has never pitched out of the bullpen in his MLB career and it’s unclear if he will make the All-Star Game. As a reminder, fans are voting for the starting position players in the All-Star Game. The starting pitcher is chosen by the manager. Here is now the starting formation of the NL:

  1. RF Ronald Coin Jr., Braves
  2. CF Mookie Betts, Dodgers
  3. 3B Manny Machado, Padres
  4. 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals
  5. SS Trea Turner, Dodgers
  6. C Willson Contreras, Cubs
  7. DH William Contreras, Braves (replacing injured Bryce Harper)
  8. LF Joc Pederson, Giants
  9. 2B Jeff McNeil, Mets (replacing injured Jazz Chisholm)

SP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

A Dodgers legend picks up the ball at the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. How cool is that? Kershaw is the first pitcher to start the All-Star Game at his home stadium since Max Scherzer started at Nationals Park in 2018. Marlins right-hander Sandy Alcantara and Kershaw’s teammate Tony Gonsolin would also have been worthy All-Star starters. -Star Game, but Snitker might not pass up Kershaw in LA Hard to think of a better baseball theater.

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