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Batting order for AL, NL in 2022 MLB All-Star Game

We break down the starting lineups for both the American league and National League in the Mid-Summer Classic on Tuesday night.

Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels grounds out against the Los Angeles Dodgersin the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 15, 2022 in Anaheim, California. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The All-Star break is here as we have reached the halfway point of the season. The Home Run Derby was held on Monday, and now the All-Star Game looms on Tuesday night. With over 10% of the league being selected as All-Stars, the league's best will be on full display. As with All-Star Games, it can be expected that this lineup will undergo a ton of change with frequent substitutions. Regardless here is how the starters will bat to begin the game on Tuesday.

American League batting order

DH Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels, 1-1, single, walk
PH Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers, 0-1
PH J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox, 0-2

RF Aaron Judge, New York Yankees, 0-2
PH Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros, 0-2

3B Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox, 0-0, walk
PH Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians, 2-2, 2 singles
PH Ty France, Seattle Mariners, 0-1

1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays, 0-2
PH Luis Arraez, Minnesota Twins, 1-2

LF Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees, 1-2, home run
PH Andrew Benintendi, Kansas City Royals, 0-2

CF Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins (replaced Mike Trout), 1-2, home run
PH Julio Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners, 0-2

SS Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox, 1-2
PH Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox, 0-1
PH Corey Seager, Texas Rangers, 0-1

2B Andres Gimenez, Cleveland Guardians (replaced Jose Altuve), 0-2
PH Santiago Espinal, Toronto Blue Jays, 0-1, walk

C Alejandro Kirk, Toronto Blue Jays, 0-2
PH Jose Trevino, New York Yankees, 1-2, single

SP: Shane McClanahan, Tampa Bay Rays
2nd P: Alek Manoah, Toronto Blue Jays
3rd P: Framber Valdez, Houston Astros
4th P: Paul Blackburn, Oakland Athletics
5th P: Martin Perez, Texas Rangers
6th P: Nestor Cortes, New York Yankees
7th P: Jorge Lopez, Baltimore Orioles
8th P: Gregory Soto, Detroit Tigers
9th P: Clay Holmes, New York Yankees
10th P: Liam Hendriks, Chicago White Sox
11th P: Emmanuel Clase, Cleveland Guardians

No surprise with the top three hitters in this lineup. Ohtani made the All-Star Game as both a DH and as a pitcher but will only be hitting in the game. Judge leads the entire league in home runs with 33 and is tied for the third-most RBI with 70. Devers has the third-highest batting average in the league hitting .324 through 86 games.

Hitting fourth and fifth are Guerrero Jr. and Stanton, who have combined for 44 home runs and 118 RBI so far this year. Buxton is a defensive specialist that also hits for power. Anderson was a controversial selection as a starter but is hitting .310 in 65 games which is the second-best batting average for shortstops this year. Gimenez is hitting .296, which leads the Guardians. Kirk is a nasty nine-hole hitter with 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 37 RBI while hitting .315, which is the seventh best in the league.

National League batting order

RF Ronald Acuna Jr, Atlanta Braves, 1-3, double, run scored
PH Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs, 0-1

CF Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-1, single, RBI
PH Juan Soto, Washington Nationals, 0-2

3B Manny Machado. San Diego Padres, 0-2
PH Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves, 1-2, single

1B Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals, 1-1, home run
PH Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers, 0-1
PH Pete Alonso, New York Mets, 0-0, walk
PH C.J. Cron, Colorado Rockies, fielder’s choice

SS Trea Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-2, single
PH Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves, 0-2

C Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs, 1-2
PH Travis d’Arnaud, Atlanta Braves, 0-1, HBP

DH William Contreras, Atlanta Braves (replaced Bryce Harper), 0-1
PH Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals, 0-1
PH Garrett Cooper, Miami Marlins, 0-2

LF Joc Pederson, San Francisco Giants, 0-2
PH Kyle Schwarber, Philadelphia Phillies, 0-2

2B Jeff McNeil, New York Mets (replaced Jazz Chisholm), 0-1, HBP
PH Jake Cronenworth, San Diego Padres, 0-2

SP: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
2nd P: Sandy Alcantara, Miami Marlins
3rd P: Joe Musgrove, San Diego Padres
4th P: Tony Gonsolin, Los Angeles Dodgers
5th P: Luis Castillo, Cincinnati Reds
6th P: Joe Mantiply, Arizona Diamondbacks
7th P: Devin Williams, Milwaukee Brewers
8th P: Ryan Helsley, St. Louis Cardinals
9th P: David Bednar, Pittsburgh Pirates

Acuna Jr. came up short in the first round of the Home Run Derby but will lead off for the National League. Continuing the trend of outfielders that can do it all, Betts is representing the hometown crowd and hitting second. Machado missed part of the season with an injury but is still hitting .303 with 19 home runs, 15 doubles and 51 RBI and gets to hit third in the order.

Goldschmidt can make a case for NL MVP and is hitting clean-up. He is having such a good season that he gets the starting nod over Pete Alonso, who leads the league with 78 RBI. Batting fifth is another Dodger in the shortstop Turner. He is known for getting on base and has the second highest OBP among all shortstops. The Contreras brothers follow with Willson having a solid season as a catcher for the Chicago Cubs. William is an interesting choice for DH as he only has 10 home runs, but he did it in only 31 games. Power lefty bat Pederson will bat eighth, and utility man McNeil will round out the starting lineup.