National League manager Clint Hurdle will bat Albert Pujols in the cleanup spot as the DH in this year’s All-Star Game.  Pujols may have the opportunity to face Cliff Lee of the Cleveland Indians, tonight’s American League starter.

As far as Ryan Ludwick, I would expect Hurdle to leave his player Matt Holliday in the game a little longer in right field, and perhaps Ludwick would replace Ryan Braun of Milwaukee in left field who is batting seventh. 

With Mariano Rivera on the American League roster, don’t expect to see Joakim Soria closing out any potential win, especially with this game at Yankee Stadium.

Here are tonight’s starting lineup:

National League:
Hanley Ramirez, Marlins, SS
Chase Utley, Phillies, 2B
Lance Berkman, Astros, 1B
Albert Pujols, Cardinals, DH
Chipper Jones, Braves, 3B
Matt Holliday, Rockies, RF
Ryan Braun, Brewers, LF
Kosuke Fukudome, Cubs, CF
Geovany Soto, Cubs, C
Ben Sheets, Brewers, P

American League:
Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners, RF
Derek Jeter, Yankees, SS
Josh Hamilton, Rangers, CF
Alex Rodriquez, Yankees, 3B
Manny Ramirez, Red Sox, LF
Milton Bradley, Rangers, DH
Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox, 1B
Joe Maurer, Twins, C
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 2B
Cliff Lee, Indians, P