Machado hitting seventh for AL in All-Star Game

WASHINGTON - We don’t know where Manny Machado will be playing this weekend. But we do know he’ll be in an Orioles uniform on Tuesday night when the American League battles the National League in the All-Star Game at Nationals Park. Machado will hit seventh and play shortstop, having been elected by the fans.

Machado-Tip-Cap-Black-MD-Flag-Jersey-sidebar.jpgMachado is hitting .315/.387/.575 with 24 home runs, 64 RBIs and eight stolen bases in 96 games.

He’s the Orioles’ lone representative in the Midsummer Classic

Chris Sale of the Red Sox will start for the AL, making the left-hander the third pitcher to start three consecutive All-Star Games. The other two are Lefty Gomez, who started from 1933 to 1935 for the AL, and Robin Roberts, who started for the NL from 1953 to 1955. Both Gomez and Roberts are in the Hall of Fame.

For the AL
Mookie Betts RF
Jose Altuve 2B
Mike Trout CF
J.D. Martinez DH
José Ramírez 3B
Aaron Judge LF
Manny Machado SS
José Abreu 1B
Salvador Perez C

Chris Sale LHP

For the NL
Javier Baéz 2B
Nolan Arenado 3B
Paul Goldschmidt DH
Freddie Freeman 1B
Matt Kemp LF
Bryce Harper CF
Nick Markakis RF
Brandon Crawford SS
Willson Contreras C

Max Scherzer RHP

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