The National League looks to win for the third straight year at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. They beat the American League in last year's contest by a score of 5-1.
It's 10 th consecutive year that the game will decide home-field advantage in the World Series.
The AL and NL will face off in Kansas City. Justin Verlander will take the hill for the AL, while Matt Cain will start for the NL.
Ron Washington will manage the AL after taking the Rangers to the World Series in 2011. It was the second straight year that Texas lost in the Fall Classic.
Tony La Russa will manage the NL, despite retiring at the end of last season. He led the Cardinals to their second World Series since 2006.
La Russa caused some controversy with his choice of Cain as the team's starter, instead of R.A. Dickey. The Giants pitcher threw a perfect game earlier this season, but Dickey has a better ERA, more wins and a higher strikeout total. The Mets starter threw back-to-back one-hitters in June.
The All-Star game will conclude the week's festivities in Kansas City. Prince Fielder won the Home Run Derby on Monday night.
Coverage of the game starts at 7:30 on FOX, with the first pitch scheduled for approximately 8:15 p.m. ET. If you can't get to a television, you can watch a live stream of the game online here.
Below are the starting lineups for both the American and National League.
National League American League
Carlos Gonzalez DH Derek Jeter SS
Melky Cabrera CF Robinson Cano 2B
Ryan Braun 3B Josh Hamilton LF
Joey Votto 1B Jose Bautista RF
Carlos Beltran RF Prince Fielder 1B
Buster Posey C Adrian Beltre 3B
Pablo Sandoval 3B David Ortiz DH
Dan Uggla 2B Mike Napoli C
Rafael Furcal SS Curtis Granderson CF