KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Detroit's Justin Verlander and San Francisco's Matt Cain were named the starting pitchers for the All-Star Game in Kansas City.
Only in America. Last week, a rookie batter from Japan, who speaks to the press through an interpreter, became the first non-pitcher from his country to be named to the American League All-Star starter lineup. Although he has been in America only since November, Ichiro Suzuki was the highest vote getter of all of the starters - another first.