Halladay and Weaver to start in All-Star game | NevadaAppeal.com

Halladay and Weaver to start in All-Star game

National League's Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers throws during batting practice for the MLB All-Star baseball game Monday, July 11, 2011, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) – Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay will start for the National League in tonight’s All-Star game against the Los Angeles Angels’ Jered Weaver.

The NL batting order has Milwaukee’s Rickie Weeks leading off and playing second base, followed by designated hitter Carlos Beltran of the Mets, Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, Milwaukee first baseman Prince Fielder, Atlanta catcher Brian McCann, St. Louis right fielder Lance Berkman, Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday, Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and Cincinnati third baseman Scott Rolen.

The AL has Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson leading off, followed by Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, Boston first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Toronto right fielder Jose Bautista, Texas left fielder Josh Hamilton, Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, Boston designated hitter David Ortiz, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and Detroit catcher Alex Avila.

Halladay, 11-3 with a 2.45 ERA, started the 2009 All-Star game while with the Toronto Blue Jays and will be the fourth pitcher to make an All-Star start for both leagues, following Vida Blue, Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson. Halladay is the first Philadelphia pitcher to start since Curt Schilling in 1999.

Weaver, 11-4 with a 1.86 ERA, is the fifth Angels pitcher to start, following Ken McBride (1963), Dean Chance (1964), Nolan Ryan (1979) and Mark Langston (1993).

All-Star Game Starting Lineups

American League

Curtis Granderson, CF, N.Y. Yankees

Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, Cleveland

Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Boston

Jose Bautista, RF, Toronto

Josh Hamilton, LF, Texas

Adrian Beltre, 3B, Texas

David Ortiz, DH, Boston

Robinson Cano, 2B, N.Y. Yankees

Alex Avila, C, Detroit

Jered Weaver, RHP, L.A. Angels

National League

Rickie Weeks, 2B, Milwaukee

Carlos Beltran, DH, N.Y. Mets

Matt Kemp, CF, L.A. Dodgers

Prince Fielder, 1B, Milwaukee

Brian McCann, C, Atlanta

Lance Berkman, RF, St. Louis

Matt Holliday, LF, St. Louis

Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Colorado

Scott Rolen, 3B, Cincinnati

Roy Halladay, RHP, Philadelphia