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2018 MLB All-Star Game Lineups: Freddie Freeman hitting cleanup for the NL

The Braves will have two players in the NL’s starting lineup.

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The 89th All-Star Game gets underway Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. The National League will be looking to put an end to the AL’s recent dominance. The American League has won five straight All-Star games and 12 of the last 15 overall.

The starting lineups were set by fan voting but the managers get to set the batting order in the big game. Here is what Dave Roberts’ NL lineup looks like.

  1. Javier Baez - 2B
    2. Nolan Arenado - 3B
    3. Paul Goldschmidt - DH
    4. Freddie Freeman - 1B
    5. Matt Kemp - LF
    6. Bryce Harper - CF
    7. Nick Markakis - RF
    8. Brandon Crawford - SS
    9. Wilson Contreras - C
    Max Scherzer - P

Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman will be the first Braves player to hit cleanup in the All-Star Game since Fred McGriff in 1996. He will be followed by his ex-teammate Matt Kemp who has enjoyed a career-resurgence for the Dodgers. Nick Markakis will hit seventh.

Here is how the American League will lineup:

  1. Mookie Betts - RF
    2. Jose Altuve - 2B
    3. Mike Trout - CF
    4. J.D. Martinez - DH
    5. Jose Ramirez - 3B
    6. Aaron Judge - LF
    7. Manny Machado - SS
    8. Jose Abreu - 1B
    9. Salvador Perez - C
    Chris Sale - P

Tampa Bay’s Wilson Ramos was originally voted to start at catcher for the AL, but a hamstring injury forced his removal. Royals’ catcher Salvador Perez replaced Ramos and will be making his fifth straight All-Star Game start.

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