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Josh Hamilton Will Hit 3rd In All-Star Game

All-Star managers Ron Washington and Tony LaRussa announced their lineups on Monday

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Josh Hamilton Will Hit 3rd In All-Star Game

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Just about 24 hours away from the first pitch, we finally have the starters and lineups for the 83rd Midsummer Classic. Justin Verlander (Tigers) will start for the American League, and go against the National League’s Matt Cain (Giants). The Rangers’ starters, Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and Mike Napoli will hit 3rd, 6th and 8th, respectively.

Here’s the full lineups for Tuesday night:

American League:

1) SS Derek Jeter
2) 2B Robinson Cano
3) LF Josh Hamilton
4) RF Jose Bautista
5) 1B Prince Fielder
6) 3B Adrian Beltre
7) DH David Ortiz
8) C Mike Napoli
CF Curtis Granderson

National League:

1) DH Carlos Gonzalez
2) CF Melky Cabrera
3) LF Ryan Braun
4) 1B Joey Votto
5) RF Carlos Beltran
6) C Buster Posey
7) 3B Pablo Sandoval
8) 2B Dan Uggla
SS Rafael Furcal

Hamilton goes into the break with a .308 average, 27 home runs and 75 RBIs. Beltre is hitting .326 with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs, while Napoli is having a down-year thus far--at least from an offensive standpoint--at .228, with 12 home runs and 30 RBIs.

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