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Carlos Beltran, Rafael Furcal to start All-Star game

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  • May 11, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran (3) hits a two run triple in the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
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RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Detroit's Justin Verlander will start for the American League in Tuesday night's All-Star game against San Francisco's Matt Cain.

The AL's batting order has Derek Jeter leading off and playing shortstop, followed by Yankees teammate Robinson Cano at second base, Texas left fielder Josh Hamilton, Toronto right fielder Jose Bautista, Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder, Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre, Boston designated Hitter David Ortiz, Texas catcher Mike Napoli and Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson.

The NL has Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez leading off as the DH, followed by San Francisco center fielder Melky Cabrera, Milwaukee left fielder Ryan Braun, Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto, St. Louis right fielder Carlos Beltran, Giants catcher Buster Posey, San Francisco third baseman Pedro Sandoval, Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla and St. Louis shortstop Rafael Furcal.

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