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2013 All-Star Game: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Schedule and More

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 11:  Team CEO and President Derek Hall of the Arizona Diamondbacks presents Paul Goldschmidt #44 and Patrick Corbin #46 with their All-Star Jerseys prior to a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field on July 11, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 16, 2013

Major League's Midsummer Classic will emanate from Citi Field on Tuesday night as the American and National Leagues battle for supremacy in the 84th MLB All-Star Game. This isn't some random exhibition, though, as the winning league will earn home-field advantage in the World Series.

Whether or not you agree with home-field advantage being on the line, there is no question that this game definitely matters. Also, with so many of the best rising and established stars playing, baseball fans simply won't want to miss the action.

Here is everything you need to know about Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game, including when and where to watch it as well as every player that will be involved in the game.

 

Where: Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y.

When: Tuesday, July 16 at 8 p.m. ET

Watch: FOX

Live Stream: MLB.com

 

Rosters

American League

 Starting Lineup 
PositionPlayerTeam
CJoe MauerMIN
1BChris DavisBAL
2BRobinson CanoNYY
3BMiguel CabreraDET
SSJ.J. HardyBAL
OFAdam JonesBAL
OFMike TroutLAA
OFJose BautistaTOR
DHDavid OrtizBOS
 Pitchers 
PositionPlayerTeam
RPGrant BalfourOAK
RPBrett CecilTOR
RPSteve DelabarTOR
SPFelix HernandezSEA
RPGreg HollandKC
SPJustin MastersonCLE
SPMatt MooreTB
RPJoe NathanTEX
RPGlen PerkinsMIN
RPMariano RiveraNYY
SPChris SaleCWS
SPMax ScherzerDET
SPChris TillmanBAL
 Reserves 
PositionPlayerTeam
CJason CastroHOU
CSalvador PerezKC
1BPrince FielderDET
2BJason KipnisCLE
2BDustin PedroiaBOS
2BBen ZobristTB
3BManny MachadoBAL
SSJhonny PeraltaDET
OFNelson CruzTEX
OFAlex GordonKC
OFTorii HunterDET
DHEdwin EncarnacionTOR

 

National League

 Starting Lineup 
PositionPlayerTeam
CYadier MolinaSTL
1BJoey VottoCIN
2BBrandon PhillipsCIN
3BDavid WrightNYM
SSTroy TulowitzkiCOL
OFCarlos BeltranSTL
OFCarlos GonzalezCOL
OFBryce HarperWAS
 Pitchers 
PositionPlayerTeam
SPMadison BumgarnerSF
RPAroldis ChapmanCIN
SPPatrick CorbinARI
SPJose FernandezMIA
RPJason GrilliPIT
SPMatt HarveyNYM
SPClayton KershawLAD
RPCraig KimbrelATL
SPCliff LeePHI
RPMark MelanconPIT
RPSergio RomoSF
SPAdam WainwrightSTL
SPTravis WoodCHC
 Reserves 
PositionPlayerTeam
CBuster PoseySF
CBrian McCannATL
1BPaul GoldschmidtARI
1BAllen CraigSTL
2BMatt CarpenterSTL
2BMarco ScutaroSF
3BPedro AlvarezPIT
SSEverth CabreraSD
SSJean SeguraMIL
OFDomonic BrownPHI
OFMichael CuddyerCOL
OFCarlos GomezMIL
OFAndrew McCutchenPIT

*Rosters courtesy of MLB.com


MVP Candidates to Watch

David Wright

The New York Mets haven't had the greatest season, but things are certainly looking up, and the All-Star game could be the start of something special.

Third baseman David Wright will start at the hot corner for the NL, and he will receive a raucous reception from the hometown fans. Wright knows how the dimensions of Citi Field play better than perhaps anyone, so he is also in position to vie for the MVP award.

No Met has been named MVP of the All-Star Game since pitcher Jon Matlack in 1975, so history isn't on Wright's side.

Wright is having a spectacular season, though, as he is hitting .304 with 13 home runs and 44 RBI, so he is clearly a candidate. If the National League wins this game, it could very well be largely due to Wright's contributions.

 

Miguel Cabrera

It's hard to imagine that Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera could be having a better season this year than last, when he won the Triple Crown, but that is exactly what is happening.

Cabrera has been on an absolute tear all season long, as he is hitting .365 with 30 home runs and 95 RBI. He's currently on pace to blast more than 50 homers and 160 RBI, which would be one of the greatest seasons in MLB history.

Teams simply can't get Cabrera out on a consistent basis, which is why he already has 60 walks to his credit as well. There usually aren't too many intentional walks in the All-Star game, so Cabrera will likely get some pitches to hit.

It's very rare to see Cabrera miss when something is in his wheelhouse, and with the way he is swinging the bat, an All-Star MVP award could join his crowded mantel soon.

 

Chris Davis

As good as Cabrera has been, it could be argued that Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is swinging an even hotter bat right now.

Davis has homered in four consecutive games leading up to the Midsummer Classic, and he leads the league in jacks with 37. He also has a .315 batting average and 93 RBI to boot, which puts him on Cabrera's level when it comes to the American League MVP race. Davis and Cabrera will likely be in direct competition for the MVP award in the All-Star game, too.

Davis is currently on pace to hit 62 home runs, which would be the fourth-highest total in MLB history behind Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

Since all three of those players are connected to performance-enhancing drugs, though, Davis may be viewed as the true home run king if he sets the mark.

His main focus right now is playing well in the All-Star Game, though, which shouldn't be a problem.

 

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