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1999 MLB All-Star Game

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Martinez, Schilling anchor All-Star lineups

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Posted: Tuesday July 13, 1999 12:10 PM

  Curt Schilling Curt Schilling got the nod ahead of Randy Johnson because Bruce Bochy thinks the Phils' ace can go two innings. AP

BOSTON (AP) -- Pedro Martinez of the hometown Boston Red Sox will start for the American League against Philadelphia's Curt Schilling in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Fenway Park.

Martinez leads the major leagues with 15 wins and a 2.10 ERA, and has 184 strikeouts in 132 2-3 innings.

Schilling is tied for second in the National Leagues in wins, going 13-4 with a 3.13 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 149 2-3 innings.

NL manager Bruce Bochy of the San Diego Padres said today his starting lineup will have Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin leading off, followed by Colorado's Larry Walker in right field, Chicago's Sammy Sosa in center field, St. Louis first baseman Mark McGwire, Arizona third baseman Matt Williams, Houston's Jeff Bagwell at designated hitter, New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza, Milwaukee outfielder Jeromy Burnitz and Arizona second baseman Jay Bell.

National League Starting Lineup
Pos Player Team
SS
RF
CF
1B
3B
DH
LF
2B
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P
Barry Larkin
Larry Walker
Sammy Sosa
Mark McGwire
Matt Williams
Jeff Bagwell
Jeromy Burnitz
Jay Bell
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Curt Schilling
Reds
Rockies
Cubs
Cardinals
Diamondbacks
Astros
Brewers
Diamondbacks
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Phillies
 

Burnitz is starting in place on San Diego's Tony Gwynn, still on the disabled list with a calf injury.

Bochy chose Schilling over Arizona's Randy Johnson, primarily because the Phillies ace last pitched on Friday, while Johnson worked Saturday.

"I think Randy's numbers are not indicative of how he's thrown," Bochy said, referring to Johnson's 9-7 record. "Curt has had a tremendous year. Their ERAs are close. I feel that with Curt, with the extra day's rest he was gettting, I could count on two innings."

 
American League Starting Lineup
Pos Player Team
LF
SS
CF
RF
1B
3B
DH
C
2B
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P
Kenny Lofton
Nomar Garciaparra
Ken Griffey Jr.
Manny Ramirez
Jim Thome
Cal Ripken
Rafael Palmeiro
Ivan Rodriguez
Roberto Alomar
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Pedro Martinez
Indians
Red Sox
Mariners
Indians
Indians
Orioles
Rangers
Rangers
Indians
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Red Sox

AL manager Joe Torre of the New York Yankees said his lineup will have Cleveland's Kenny Lofton leading off and playing left field, followed by Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, Seattle center fielder Ken Griffey Jr., Cleveland right fielder Manny Ramirez, Cleveland first baseman Jim Thome, Baltimore third baseman Cal Ripken Jr., Texas' Rafael Palmeiro at designated hitter, Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez, and Cleveland second baseman Roberto Alomar.

Palmeiro is starting in place of Tampa Bay's Jose Canseco, who had back surgery Sunday. Canseco, who leads the AL with 31 homers, one behind Sosa's major league-leading total, will be sidelined for at least six weeks.


 
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