2012 MLB All-Star Game: Chris Sale Expected To Pitch In 6th Inning

According to Scott Miller of CBS Sports, the tentative plan for the AL pitching staff is as follows:

American League starter Justin Verlander is expected to work the first two innings, according to pitching coach Mike Maddux. After that, manager Ron Washington and Maddux are planning to use these seven pitchers for one inning each (in order): The Rays' David Price, the Rangers' Matt Harrison, the Angels' Jered Weaver, the White Sox's Chris Sale, the Athletics' Ryan Cook, the Orioles' Jim Johnson and the Rays' Fernando Rodney.

On the NL side, starter Matt Cain is expected to be followed (in order) by Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg, Cole Hamels, R.A. Dickey, Clayton Kershaw, Lance Lynn and some combination of Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman

For more news and updates from around the league, drop by Baseball Nation with Rob Neyer. And for a closer look at the numbers and analysis behind the game, visit the sabermetrics blog Beyond the Box Score or keep up to date with the league's transactions at MLB Daily Dish.

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