Starter: Justin Verlander (Tigers)
Others: Yu Darvish (Rangers), Felix Hernandez (Mariners), Jered Weaver (Angels), Jake Peavy (White Sox), Brandon Morrow (Blue Jays), Jon Lester (Red Sox), David Price (Rays)
Snubs: Kyle Drabek (Blue Jays), James Shields (Rays), CJ Wilson (Angels), Chris Sale (White Sox), Derek Lowe (Indians), CC Sabathia (Yankees), Jason Hammel (Orioles)
This was certainly the toughest call of them all; not necessarily picking the starter, but deciding on the rest of the staff. Verlander is the reigning Cy Young and MVP winner and leads the AL with a 2.15 ERA. Naturally, he's racking up strikeouts too and was the obvious choice to start this game.
Darvish is going to ride his popularity to a spot. He's having a good season, but might bump out a more deserving candidate. Hernandez will be the only representative for the M's, and Weaver has the no-hitter on his resume.
Peavy has enjoyed a great rebound season, and Morrow has been the Jays' most consistent starter. Lester and Price are seasoned veterans and throw left-handed, something that would otherwise be missing from this staff.
Unfortunately for the snubs below, they won't be making the trip to Kansas City unless they replace someone who is injured. Sabathia would be a great guy to have on the team with home field advantage on the line, but his numbers aren't quite as legendary as usual. Wilson, Sale, Lowe and Hammel are just straight-up snubs; there is no room for them.