Live from New York, All-Star updates: Moore likely to see action
UPDATE, 5:42: Moore said he hadn't heard from Leyland or any of the coaches yet as to what they have planned, but he said, having last pitched on Thursday, he is ready for whatever they have in mind. Zobrist thanked Leyland for picking him, and said he too is prepared for anything late in the game as a pinch-hitter, pinch-runner or defensive replacement.
DEVELOPING: The AL players have the later media availiability so haven't had a chance yet to catch up with Rays All-Stars Ben Zobrist and Matt Moore.
AL/Detroit manager Jim Leyland said at this afternoon's press conference that he hadn't finalized yet how he would deploy all of his pitchers after starter Max Scherzer, but he told the Times that Moore, who has 13 wins, would be used.
"That's why he's here,'' Leyland said.
Leyland had said there would be one pitcher, who is rested enough to work mutiple inning, held back in the event of extra innings, and since Moore, was added to the team as a replacement for injured Yu Darvish it would have seemed he was a candidate for that role.
NL Manager Bruce Bochy said it was an obvious choice for Mets RHP Matt Harvey to start at Citi Field, but that he was deserving no matter where the game was played.
There are two players with Tampa Bay area ties on the NL team: Tampa's Jose Fernandez and Pasco's Dom Brown.
Here is the AL lineup:
And the NL lineup:
Harper cf, Harvey p