NEW YORK (AP) The Mets' Matt Harvey will be the starting pitcher for the National League and Detroit's Max Scherzer for the American in Tuesday night's All-Star Game.
Harvey is 7-2 with a 2.35 ERA and leads the league with 147 strikeouts. He becomes the first pitcher from the host team to start an All-Star game since Houston's Roger Clemens in 2004 and just the 11th overall.
The annual midsummer classic will be played at the Mets' Citi Field.
The 24-year old Harvey will become the youngest starting pitcher at the All-Star game since Dwight Gooden in 1988 when he was 23.
Scherzer is 13-1 and suffered his first loss of the season Saturday against Texas. He has a 3.10 ERA and his 152 strikeouts are second in the majors to the Rangers Yu Darvish.
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