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Game Thread: Lindor, Kluber, and a bunch of players no one cares about set to go in All-Star game

And Salazar riding the bench.

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American League vs. National League

July 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m. ET. Petco Park



It's here! For those of who anxiously await the yearly All-Star game, you have finally arrived at your midseason destination. The best of the American League [citation needed] are set to take on the best of the National League [citation needed] on FOX in less than an hour.

Representing the Indians will be Francisco Lindor, playing backup shortstop, and Corey Kluber, who should be pitching whenever Chris Sale exits the game. Danny Salazar is technically an All-Star as well but he is on the """"""""""""""disabled list""""""""" with a case of the don't-want-to-risk-getting-hurt-for-a-meaningless-games.

Today's Lineups

Jose Altuve (HOU) - 2B Ben Zobrist (CHC) - 2B
Mike Trout (LAA) - CF Bryce Harper (WAS) - RF
Manny Machado (BAL) - 3B Kris Bryant (CHC) - 3B
David Ortiz (BOS) - DH Wil Myers (SD) - DH
Xander Bogaerts (BOS) - SS Buster Posey (SF) - C
Eric Hosmer (KC) - 1B Anthony Rizzo (CHC) - 1B
Mookie Betts (BOS) - RF Marcell Ozuna (MIA) - CF
Salvador Perez (KC) - C Carlos Gonzalez (COL) - LF
Jackie Bradley Jr. (BOS) - LF Addison Russell (CHC) - SS
Chris Sale (CHI) - LHP Johnny Cueto - RHP