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J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox looks on in the first inning while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 05, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

The Red Sox have three representatives in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, and one of them has the honor of starting the game. J.D. Martinez will bat fifth as the designated hitter for the American League to start the 90th midsummer classic at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

Martinez was originally elected to the All-Star Game as a reserve, but found his way into the starting lineup after Rangers DH Hunter Pence had to pull out due to a groin injury. Pence’s injury also opened up a spot on the AL roster that went to Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Mookie Betts rounds out the Red Sox’ All-Star reps as a reserve.

Astros righty Justin Verlander will oppose Dodgers southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound to start the All-Star Game, which airs on FOX starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. Check below for the full starting lineups for both teams:

American League

RF George Springer, Astros
2B D.J. LeMahieu, Yankees
CF Mike Trout, Angels
1B Carlos Santana, Indians
DH J.D. Martinez, Red Sox
3B Alex Bregman, Astros
C Gary Sánchez, Yankees
LF Michael Brantley, Astros
SS Jorge Polanco, Twins
— P Justin Verlander

American League

LF Christian Yelich, Brewers
SS Javier Báez, Cubs
1B Freddie Freeman, Braves
RF Cody Bellinger, Dodgers
3B Nolan Arenado, Rockies
DH Josh Bell, Pirates
C Willson Contreras, Cubs
2B Ketel Marte, Diamondbacks
CF Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves
— P Hyun-Jin Ryu

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