The 85th Major League Baseball All Star Game gets underway at Target Field on Tuesday July 15, at 6:30 pm central time. With the event having so many storylines, it will be go down as one of the more anticipated All Star Game’s of recent memory. The game itself, presented at Target Field, will be sure to provide a great venue and exciting night for baseball fans across the country.
With the game being “The Captain,” Derek Jeter‘s last, the 85th All Star Game will also likely be one that is replayed multiple times by Major League Baseball over the coming years. With the Minnesota Twins set to play hosts for the first time since 1985, Target Field is going to be on full display.
In gearing up for the game and what to expect from both the American League and National League teams, let’s check out the lineups.
Andrew McCutchen CF Pittsburgh Pirates
Yasiel Puig RF Los Angeles Dodgers
Troy Tulowitzki SS Colorado Rockies
Paul Goldschmidt 1B Arizona Diamondbacks
Giancarlo Stanton DH Miami Marlins
Aramis Ramirez 3B Milwaukee Brewers
Chase Utley 2B Philadelphia Phillies
Jonathan Lucroy C Milwaukee Brewers
Carlos Gomez LF Milwaukee Brewers
Derek Jeter SS New York Yankees
Mike Trout CF Los Angeles Angels
Robinson Cano 2B Seattle Mariners
Miguel Cabrera 1B Detroit Tigers
Jose Bautista RF Toronto Blue Jays
Nelson Cruz DH Baltimore Orioles
Adam Jones CF Baltimore Orioles
Josh Donaldson 3B Oakland Athletics
Salvador Perez C Kansas City Royals
- With Jeter batting leadoff for the home American League, expect an ovation only The Captain could deserve, a proper send off would be great for Jeter.
- The Brewers feature three starters for the National League. Carlos Gomez was also a former Minnesota Twins player, however, he never played a game on the home team at Target Field.
- Both Orioles players, Cruz and Jones, will bat in succession in the American League lineup.
- The American League will also feature a double play combination up the middle that both Cano and Jeter are familiar with due to their years in the Bronx.
The 85th All Star Game will be televised on FOX and will start at 6:30 pm central time. For fans coming to the ballpark, check out our other coverage for important information about Target Field and the game itself. Gates open at 3:30pm.
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