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Citi Field Hosts 84th MLB All-Star Game

The Home Run Derby is over and now it's time to focus on the All-Star game. After nearly a year's preparation, the game is finally here. It will be played at Citi Field in New York, home of the Mets, and will begin at 8PM. Tune into FOX to watch the game.

David Wright, New York Met's third baseman, says that, "The lasting memories are the crowd [and] the energy."

Not only will the fans at Citi Field be involved, but the fans watching at home will be as well. Fans will be able to vote for the Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player. Their voice will account for twenty percent of the vote. Voting will be conducted on mlb.com.

Of the many stars in tonight's game, there are young players taking the field. These players include Orioles' third baseman Manny Machado, Giants and D-backs lefties Madison Bumgarner and Patrick Corbin, Rays pitcher Matt Moore and right handed Mets pitcher Matt Harvey. Both Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, 21 and 20 years old respectively, are making their second All-Star appearances. All of these players are 24 years of age or younger.

"I just want to get out there and enjoy [the] moment. It's something you dream about as a little kid." Machado said.

"I think we are seeing a rash of tremendos young talent that really is changing out game," Bruce Bochy, manager of the Giants, says about the young stars of the game. "They are just getting better, faster, bigger, stronger still, and it's impressive to watch these guys."

Of course, the game is not all about the youth of the league. There are star veterans on the rosters as well. Wright, who will be in the cleanup position for the NL, turned 30 just last winter. Other notable players include 36-year old outfielder Carlos Beltran from the Cardinals, 32-year old second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Red and 31-year old Yadier Molina from the Cards. These four players have made 23 All-Star appearances combined.

Here are the complete rosters:

American League

Starters
C: Joe Mauer, Twins
1B: Chris Davis, Orioles
2B: Robinson Cano, Yankees
SS: J.J. Hardy, Orioles
3B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
OF: Mike Trout, Angels
OF: Adam Jones, Orioles
OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
DH: David Ortiz, Red Sox

Pitchers
RHP: Grant Balfour, A's
RHP: Clay Buchholz, Red Sox
LHP: Brett Cecil, Blue Jays
RHP: Bartolo Colon, A's
RHP: Jesse Crain, White Sox
RHP: Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP: Steve Delabar,Blue Jays
RHP: Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP: Greg Holland, Royals
RHP: Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
RHP: Justin Masterson, Indians
RHP: Matt Moore, Rays
RHP: Joe Nathan, Rangers
LHP: Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP: Mariano Rivera, Yankees
LHP: Chris Sale, White Sox
RHP: Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP: Chris Tillman, Orioles
RHP: Justin Verlander, Tigers

Reserves
C: Jason Castro, Astros
C: Salvador Perez, Royals
1B: Prince Fielder, Tigers
2B: Jason Kipnis, Indians
2B: Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
2B: Ben Zobrist, Rays
SS: Jhonny Peralta: Tigers
3B: Manny Machado, Orioles
OF: Nelson Cruz, Rangers
OF: Alex Gordon, Royals
OF: Torii Hunter, Tigers
DH: Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays

National League

Starters
C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B: Joey Votto, Reds
2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B: David Wright, Mets
OF: Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals

Pitchers
LHP: Madison Bumgarner, Giants
LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Reds
LHP: Patrick Corbin, D-backs
RHP: Jose Fernandez, Marlins
RHP: Jason Grilli, Pirates
RHP: Matt Harvey, Mets
LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP: Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP: Cliff Lee, Phillies
LHP: Jeff Locke, Pirates
RHP: Mark Melancon, Pirates
RHP: Sergio Romo, Giants
RHP: Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
LHP: Travis Wood, Cubs
RHP: Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals

Reserves
C: Buster Posey, Giants
C: Brian McCann, Braves
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
1B: Allen Craig, Cardinals
1B: Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
2B: Marco Scutaro, Giants
SS: Everth Cabrera, Padres
SS: Jean Segura, Brewers
3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
OF: Domonic Brown, Phillies
OF: Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates


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