Verlander gets start for AL in Tuesday's All Star game

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- Justin Verlander will start the All-Star Game for the American League for the second time and Hyun-Jin Ryu will make his first start for the National League.

Verlander, a 36-year-old righthander, is 10-4 with a 2.98 ERA this year for the Houston Astros, striking out 153 in 126 2/3 innings. Ryu, a lefty, is 10-2 with a major league-leading 1.73 ERA for the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers.