WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 03: (L to R) Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals addresses the media on their selection to the 2017 All-Star game before a baseball game against the New York Mets at Nationals Park on July 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

MLB All-Star starters announced

Boston’s Chris Sale and Washington’s Max Scherzer will open for the American League and National League respectively during Wednesday’s (AEDT) MLB All-Star game.

Sale will become the first pitcher to make consecutive All-Star starts with two different sides, after starting the contest as a member of the White Sox last year.

Colorado centre fielder Charlie Blackmon will lead off for the National League in the 88th edition of the All-Star game, followed by Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton as designated hitter, and Washington right fielder Bryce Harper is third.

For the American League, manager Brad Mills will call upon Houston second baseman Jose Altuve to leadoff, while Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez and New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge round out the top three.

Here are the starting lineups for the 88th edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Jose Altuve, 2B
Jose Ramirez, 3B
Aaron Judge, RF
George Springer, LF
Carlos Correa, SS
Justin Smoak, 1B
Corey Dickerson, DH
Salvador Perez, C
Mookie Betts, CF

Chris Sale, P

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Charlie Blackmon, CF
Giancarlo Stanton, DH
Bryce Harper, RF
Buster Posey, C
Daniel Murphy, 2B
Nolan Arenado, 3B
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
Marcell Ozuna, LF
Zack Cozart, SS

Max Scherzer, P

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