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2012 MLB All-Star Game Lineups: AL East, NL Central Dominate Among Starters

Both the American League East division and the National League Central division own a hefty population of starters among the AL All-Star and NL All-Star teams. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the respective team managers have released their lineup cards, revealing a particular bias to the Central and East:

OF Ryan Braun, OF Carlos Beltran and SS Rafael Furcal makeup the NL Central representatives, while SS Derek Jeter, 2B Robinson Cano, OF Jose Bautista, DH David Ortiz and OF Curtis Granderson all hail from the AL East.

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