Wieters behind the AL plate (will lead off eighth)

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters entered tonight’s All-Star Game in the bottom of the sixth inning.

That didn’t take too long. I thought American League manager Ron Washington might save him for extra innings.

Wieters set the target for Indians reliever Chris Perez, who gave up a double to former teammate Yadier Molina in a scoreless inning.

Wieters has faced Perez only once in his career, so his familiarity with the right-hander is limited, but I’m sure he got acquainted with everyone on the staff.

We’re still waiting for Wieters’ first at-bat. Right now, Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder is the MVP after hitting a three-run homer for the National League.

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