Red Sox’ Rafael Devers will bat third for American League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game

Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers will bat third for the American League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium, AL manager Dusty Baker announced earlier Monday morning.

Devers, who was named the American League’s starting third baseman for the second straight year earlier this month, will be batting between Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge and Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

The 25-year-old slugger last manned the hot corner at Dodger Stadium in Game 5 of the 2018 World Series, when the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers by a final score of 5-1 to win the Fall Classic four games to one.

In addition to Devers, Xander Bogaerts — who was voted in as a reserve by the players — and J.D. Martinez — who was selected as an injury replacement for Houston’s Yordan Alvarez — will come off the bench for the American League on Tuesday night.

While the trio of Bogaerts, Devers, Martinez will be representing the Red Sox, some of their former teammates will be there as well. Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Kyle Schwarber were also named All-Stars, as was former Boston farmhand Santiago Espinal.

All that being said, the 92nd Midsummer Classic will get underway from Los Angeles on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. eastern time on FOX. Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Rays southpaw Shane McClanahan will start on the mound for the National and American League, respectively.

(Picture of Rafael Devers: Maddie Malhotra/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)


Author: Brendan Campbell

Blogging about the Boston Red Sox since April '17. Also support Tottenham Hotspur.

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