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Mets' Harvey To Lead Mound During All-Star Game

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Oakland Athletics player Yoenis Cespedes won the All-Star Home Run Derby at Citi Field on Monday night, and earlier in the day, the Mets announced that their pitcher, Matt Harvey, will start things off on the mound during Tuesday's All-Star Game.

National League manager Bruce Bochy made the announcement, saying Harvey was the clear choice to start the game, and it is even more special given the Mets are hosting the game.

Harvey is the third Mets pitcher to ever start an All-Star game.

He leads the National League in strikeouts with 147 and has a 7-2 record with an ERA of 2.35.

Ever humble, Harvey thanked Bochy for selecting him and the fans for their support.

"The fans have been great here all year. Hopefully I can make them proud and start the All-Star Game. It's definitely a huge honor. And, it's something that I am very excited about," Harvey said.

"It really wouldn't have mattered what city we played in. The year he's had and the impressive numbers he's put up - he would have been the starting pitcher," Bochy said.

Even more good news for Mets fans, team captain David Wright will be starting at third base and batting cleanup.

Yankees favorite Robinson Cano will bat second for the American League.

Detroit's Max Scherzer will take the mound as their starter.

Game time is at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Home Run Derby A Real Hit Among Fans


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Meanwhile, Monday's Home Run Derby and All-Star Week meant fans had the chance to get their hands on some special edition gear.

Major League Baseball teamed up with Modell's Sporting Goods to sell all-star souvenirs at Citi Field.

Workers say certain player's jerseys, like injured Yankees star Derek Jeter, are in high demand.

They say items featuring Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano are also on their best seller list.

"They look a lot for Jeter, Rivera, Cano, and a lot of things they look for are the jerseys, the Nike shirts, that represent the teams, the baseball hats," said a merchandise seller.

According to workers, commemorative baseballs are also flying off the shelves.

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