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2015 MLB All-Star Game starting lineups, start time, and TV listing

Either Jason Kipnis plays or we go after Ned Yost with pitchforks.

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2015 MLB All-Star Game

American League @ National League

TV: FOX 8:00 ET | Coverage Begins: 7:00 ET | First Pitch: ~8:10 ET


Monday night's Home Run Derby was a big success, as the Great American Ball Park's favorable conditions for hitting combined with a new format that decreased the amount of down time, and a record-breaking number of dingers were hit. Tonight the All-Star Game tried to sustain that momentum, before we're sent into the darkness of two days without any baseball.

Here are the starting lineups:


1. Mike Trout, CF -- Los Angeles Angels
2. Josh Donaldson, 3B -- Toronto Blue Jays
3. Albert Pujols, 1B -- Los Angeles Angels
4. Nelson Cruz, DH -- Seattle Mariners
5. Lorenzo Cain, RF -- Kansas City Royals
6. Adam Jones, LF -- Baltimore Orioles
7. Salvador Perez, C -- Kansas City Royals
8. Jose Altuve, 2B -- Houston Astros
9. Alcides Escobar, SS -- Kansas City Royals

Dallas Keuchel, LHP
-- Houston Astros

Wait, there are only three Royals now? Man, that's almost palatable. Plus there aren't any Yankees or Red Sox, which doesn't happen very often. Lorenzo probably isn't the worst hitter ever to start an All-Star Game in the #5 spot in the batting order, but it feels like he is. Frankly, that feels like one of the worst-hitting lineups you'll ever see in an All-Star Game, which is a weird thing to say about a lineup that starts with Mike Trout, Josh Donaldson, and Albert Pujols.


1. Andrew McCutchen, CF -- Pittsburgh Pirates
2. Todd Frazier, 3B -- Cincinnati Reds
3. Bryce Harper, RF -- Washington Nationals
4. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B -- Arizona Diamondbacks
5. Buster Posey, C -- San Francisco Giants
6. Anthony Rizzo, DH -- Chicago Cubs
7. Jhonny Peralta, SS -- St. Louis Cardinals
8. Joc Pederson, LF -- Los Angeles Dodgers
9. DJ LeMahieu, 2B -- Colorado Rockies

Zack Greinke, RHP -- Los Angeles Dodgers

That looks more like an All-Star Game starting lineup, give or take a DJ LeMahieu anyway. The NL should have just taken Jason Kipnis to be their second baseman.