Tonight in St. Louis, the National League goes for their first All Star Game win since 1996.

Freddy and Zach are reserves.

The rest of the Buccos are taking a few needed days off.

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Congratulations to Zach Duke!

He joins the NL All Star roster to replace the injured, Matt Cain.

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Who will represent the Bucs?

My vote is for Freddy Sanchez, but John Russell has been campaigning hard for Zach Duke. We’ll know within the hour.

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American League Starters
C – Joe Mauer – MIN
1B – Mark Teixeira – NYA
2B – Dustin Pedroia – BOS
3B – Evan Longoria – TBA
SS – Derek Jeter – NYA
LF – Jason Bay – BOS
CF – Ichiro Suzuki – SEA
RF – Josh Hamilton – TEX

National League Starters
C – Yadier Molina – SLN
1B – Albert Pujols – SLN
2B – Chase Utley – PHI
3B – David Wright – NYN
SS – Hanley Ramirez – FLO
LF – Ryan Braun – MIL
CF – Raul Ibanez – PHI
RF – Carlos Beltran – NYN (injured – will not play)

National League Pitching Staff
Matt Cain – SFN
Ted Lilly – CHN
Dan Haren – ARI
Tim Lincecum – SFN
Chad Billingsley – LAN
Josh Johnson – FLA
Ryan Franklin – SLN
Heath Bell – SDN
Jonathan Broxton – LAN
Francisco Rodriguez – NYN
Johan Santana – NYN
Francisco Cordero – CIN
Jason Marquis – COL

National League Reserves
Justin Upton – ARI – OF
Brian McCann – ATL – C
Brad Hawpe – COL – OF
Hunter Pence – HOU – OF
Miguel Tejada – HOU – IF
Orlando Hudson – LAN – IF
Prince Fielder – MIL – IF
Ryan Howard – PHI – IF
Freddy Sanchez – PIT – IF
Adrian Gonzalez – SLN – IF
Ryan Zimmerman – WAS – IF

American League Pitching Staff
Zack Greinke – KCA
Roy Halladay – TBA
Justin Verlander – DET
Tim Wakefield – BOS
Mark Buehrle – CHA
Jonathan Papelbon – BOS
Joe Nathan – MIN
Mariano Rivera – NYA
Brian Fuentes – ANA
Andrew Bailey – OAK
Felix Hernandez – SEA
Josh Beckett – BOS
Edwin Jackson – DET

American League Reserves
Adam Jones – BAL – OF
Kevin Youkilis – BOS – IF
Victor Martinez – CLE – C
Curtis Granderson – DET – OF
Torii Hunter – ANA – OF
Justin Morneau – MIN – IF
Jason Bartlett – TBA – IF
Carl Crawford – TBA – OF
Ben Zobrist – TBA – IF
Michael Young – TEX – IF
Aaron Hill – TOR – IF

American League Final Vote
Adam Lind – TOR, Ian Kinsler – TEX, Chone Figgins – ANA, Carlos Pena – TBA, Brandon Inge – DET

National League Final Vote
Mark Reynolds – ARI, Matt Kemp – LAN, Shane Victorino – PHI, Pablo Sandoval – SFN, Cristian Guzman – WAS