2022 MLB All-Star Game Preview: Complete National League And American League Rosters; How To Watch

Juan Soto opened All-Star festivities with a Home Run Derby win on Monday, but now the attention turns to a showdown between the American League and National League in the 2022 MLB All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.

The AL is currently on an eight-game winning streak against the NL in the Midsummer Classic. But all-time, the AL only has a three-game lead, going 46-43 against the NL entering play Tuesday night.

Overseeing the AL roster is Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, who elected to start Tampa Bay Rays ace Shane McClanahan.

The 25-year-old is an All-Star for the first time in his career, and he will become just the second Rays pitcher to start a Midsummer Classic, joining David Price, who started the 2010 All-Star Game in Anaheim.

McClanahan, who has allowed no more than two earned runs in 13 straight starts, is 10-3 with an AL-best 1.71 ERA on the season. In 110.2 innings pitched, the 31st overall pick in the 2018 Draft has allowed 26 runs (21 earned) on 69 hits with 19 walks and 147 strikeouts.

He is just the fifth pitcher since the introduction of the All-Star Game in 1933 to enter the break with at least 10 wins, 147 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.71-or-lower, joining Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax (1966 Dodgers), Luis Tiant (1968 Cleveland Indians), Vida Blue (1971 Oakland Athletics) and Dwight Gooden (1985 New York Mets).

Atlanta Braves skipper Brian Snitker is managing the NL team and elected to give the starting nod to longtime Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw at his home ballpark.

This marks the first career All-Star start for the nine-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner. The 34-year-old will become the second Dodgers pitcher to start in the last three All-Star Games, as well as the third to start across the last seven Midsummer Classics, joining Zack Greinke (2015 at Cincinnati) and Hyun Jin Ryu (2019 at Cleveland).

Kershaw will be the 13th pitcher to start the Midsummer Classic in his home ballpark, and the first since former teammate Max Scherzer in 2018 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. In 12 starts on the season, the 2014 NL MVP is 7-2 with a 2.13 ERA. In 71.2 innings, Kershaw has allowed just 18 runs (17 earned) on 53 hits with 12 walks and 75 strikeouts.

The 2022 MLB All-Star Game is being broadcast by Fox, with Joe Davis handling play-by-play duties for the first time.

National League starting lineup

RF: Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves, third)
CF: Mookie Betts (Dodgers, sixth)
3B: Manny Machado (Padres, sixth)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt (Cardinals, seventh)
SS: Trea Turner (Dodgers, second)
C: Willson Contreras (Cubs, third)
DH: William Contreras (Braves, first)
LF: Joc Pederson (Giants, second)
2B: Jeff McNeil (Mets, second)

NL reserves

C: Travis d’Arnaud (Braves, first)
1B: Pete Alonso (Mets, second)
1B: Freddie Freeman (Dodgers, sixth)
1B: C.J. Cron (Rockies, third)
2B: Jazz Chisholm Jr. (Marlins, first)
2B: Jake Cronenworth (Padres, second)
3B: Austin Riley (Braves, first)
3B: Nolan Arenado (Cardinals, seventh)
SS: Dansby Swanson (Braves, first)
OF: Kyle Schwarber (Phillies, second)
OF: Juan Soto (Nationals, second)
OF: Starling Marte (Mets, second)
OF: Ian Happ (Cubs, first)
DH: Bryce Harper (Phillies, seventh)
DH: Garrett Cooper (Marlins, first)
Legacy: Albert Pujols (Cardinals, 11th)

NL pitchers

SP: Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers, ninth)
SP: Sandy Alcantara (Marlins, second)
SP: Corbin Burnes (Brewers, second)
SP: Luis Castillo (Reds, second)
SP: Max Fried (Braves, first)
SP: Tony Gonsolin (Dodgers, first)
SP: Joe Musgrove (Padres, first)
SP: Carlos Rodon (Giants, second)
SP: Tyler Anderson (Dodgers, first)
SP: Miles Mikolas (Cardinals, second)
RP: Edwin Diaz (Mets, second)
RP: Josh Hader (Brewers, fourth)
RP: Ryan Helsley (Cardinals, first)
RP: David Bednar (Pirates, first)
RP: Joe Mantiply (Diamondbacks, first)
RP: Devin Williams (Brewers, first)

American League starting lineup

DH: Shohei Ohtani (Angels, second)
RF: Aaron Judge (Yankees, fourth)
3B: Rafael Devers (Red Sox, second)
1B: Vladimir Gurrero Jr. (Blue Jays, second)
LF: Giancarlo Stanton (Yankees, fifth)
CF: Byron Buxton (Twins, first)
SS: Tim Anderson (White Sox, second)
2B: Andrés Giménez (Guardians, first)
C: Alejandro Kirk (Blue Jays, first)

AL reserves

C: Jose Trevino (Yankees, first)
1B: Ty France (Mariners, first)
1B: Luis Arráez (Twins, first)
2B: Santiago Espinal (Blue Jays, first)
2B: Jose Altuve (Astros, eighth)
3B: José Ramírez (Guardians, fourth)
SS: Corey Seager (Rangers, third)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox, fourth)
OF: Mike Trout (Angels, 10th)
OF: George Springer (Blue Jays, fourth)
OF: Andrew Benintendi (Royals, first)
OF: Kyle Tucker (Astros, first)
OF: Julio Rodríguez (Mariners, first)
DH: Yordan Alvarez (Astros, first)
DH: J.D. Martinez (Red Sox, fifth)
Legacy: Miguel Cabrera (Tigers, 12th)

AL pitchers

SP: Shane McClanahan (Rays, first)
SP: Nestor Cortes (Yankees, first)
SP: Alek Manoah (Blue Jays, first)
SP: Framber Valdez (Astros, first)
SP: Martín Pérez (Rangers, first)
SP: Paul Blackburn (Athletics, first)
SP: Justin Verlander (Astros, ninth)
SP: Gerrit Cole (Yankees, fifth)
SP: Shohei Ohtani (Angels, second)
RP: Clay Holmes (Yankees, first)
RP: Emmanuel Clase (Guardians, first)
RP: Gregory Soto (Tigers, second)
RP: Jorge López (Orioles, first)
RP: Liam Hendricks (White Sox, third)
RP: Jordan Romano (Blue Jays, first)

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