July 14, 2014 12:17 pm

Felix Hernandez, Adam Wainwright to open All-Star game

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez yells after the third out of the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Friday, July 11, 2014, in Seattle.

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

MINNEAPOLIS – Seattle’s Felix Hernandez will start Tuesday night’s All-Star game for the American League and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals will open for the National League.

Hernandez, the first Venezuela pitcher to start for the All-Stars, is 11-2 with a 2.12 ERA. He is just the second Seattle pitcher to start an All-Star game following Randy Johnson in 1995 and 1997.

NL manager Mike Matheny of the Cardinals chose the ace of his own staff. Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA and three complete games in 19 starts. It will be the 11th All-Star start by a Cardinals pitcher.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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