Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - New York Mets ace Matt Harvey and Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer have been selected as the starting pitchers for the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field.
National League manager Bruce Bochy of San Francisco and American League skipper Jim Leyland of Detroit made the announcements at a Monday news conference, also laying out the starting lineups for each team.
Harvey will be the first pitcher to start an All-Star Game in his home park since Roger Clemens for Houston in 2004. The young Mets right-hander is 7-2 with a 2.35 ERA and an NL-best 147 stikeouts in 19 starts this season. He will be the first Mets All-Star starting pitcher since Dwight Gooden in 1988.
Scherzer is 13-1 this season, suffering his first loss of the campaign on Saturday against Texas, and is second in the AL with 152 strikeouts with an ERA of 3.19 in 19 starts. He will be the second straight Tiger to start the All-Star Game, following Justin Verlander last year.
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