The most entertaining Home Run Derby of all-time will be followed up by the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. A couple of the MLB's youngest players - Bryce Harper and Mike Trout - headline tonight's matchup between the American League and National League.
The battle for home field advantage in the 2015 World Series will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Tuesday night. Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost will oversee the AL team while San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy will lead the NL squad.
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Los Angeles Dodgers starter Zack Greinke (third ASG selection) will head to the mound in the top of the first inning as the visiting American League team will boast Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as its leadoff hitter. Trout is one of the favorites to win the MVP of the All-Star Game, along with Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier.
Greinke (8-2, 1.39 ERA) has the best ERA in the MLB, but he'll have a tough first inning ahead of him. The AL's first three batters are Trout, Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson and Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols - all of whom are tops in the MLB in home runs. Donaldson and Pujols both participated in last night's Home Run Derby.
Yost and the AL will send Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel to the hill in his first All-Star Game selection. The 27-year-old is 11-4 with a 2.23 ERA in 19 starts this season and he'll face Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen as well as Frazier and Harper in the first inning. Harper is second in the MLB with 26 home runs and Frazier is fifth with 25.
Frazier won the Home Run Derby on Monday night in front of his home crowd in Cincinnati with dramatic comebacks in each of his three rounds against Prince Fielder, Josh Donaldson and Joc Pederson.
The selections of Greinke and Keuchel were much easier for Bochy and Yost to make because Nationals starter Max Scherzer and Athletics starter Sonny Gray both pitched on Sunday and are unable to participate in tonight's event.
But that doesn't mean there's a shortage of dominant pitching on either of these teams. The AL also has starters Chris Archer (TB), Felix Hernandez (SEA), David Price (DET), Chris Sale (CWS) and Hector Santiago (LAA), along with a number of lights-out relievers.
The NL has a scary staff as well with starters Madison Bumgarner (SFG), A.J. Burnett (PIT), Gerrit Cole (PIT), Jacob deGrom (NYM), Clayton Kershaw (LAD), Shelby Miller (ATL), Michael Wacha (STL) and Carlos Martinez (STL) also available. Closers Aroldis Chapman (CIN), Jonathan Papelbon (PHI), Mark Melancon (PIT) and Francisco Rodriguez (MIL) will back up the starters.
The AL will be without Miguel Cabrera (DET), Jose Bautista (TOR) and Alex Gordon (KC) while the NL will be missing Giancarlo Stanton (MIA), Dee Gordon (MIA), Matt Holliday (STL) and Trevor Rosenthal (STL) due to injuries.
But let's not forget about this year's newcomers to the Midsummer Classic. Joc Pederson (LAD), D.J. LeMahieu (COL), Lorenzo Cain (KC) and Alcides Escobar (KC) are among the starters who earned their first selections this year while reserves Kris Bryant (CHC), Joe Panik (SFG), Brandon Crawford (SFG), Nolan Arenado (COL), A.J. Pollack (ARI), Yasmani Grandal (LAD), Stephen Vogt (OAK), Brian Dozier (MIN), Jose Iglesias (DET), Mike Moustakas (KC), Brock Holt (BOS), Brett Gardner (NYY) and J.D. Martinez (DET) are among the position players making their first appearance in the All-Star Game.
As for the pitchers, Shelby Miller (ATL), Carlos Martinez (STL), A.J. Burnett (PIT), Gerrit Cole (PIT), Jacob deGrom (NYM), Michael Wacha (STL), Trevor Rosenthal (STL), Hector Santiago (LAA), Darren O'Day (BAL), Zach Britton (BAL), Kelvin Herrera (KC), Wade Davis (KC), Sonny Gray (OAK) Brad Boxberger (TB) and Chris Archer (TB) earned their first bids as well.
Tonight's matchup should be yet another entertaining All-Star Game as baseball's top players and young stars will take the field at 7:30 p.m. ET.