Dodgers' Zack Greinke to start for NL in All-Star Game

Dodgers' Zack Greinke to start for NL in All-Star Game
Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke will start for the National League in Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images)

Zack Greinke will be the starting pitcher for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, the first Dodgers pitcher to start an All-Star Game since Brad Penny in 2006.

Greinke leads the major leagues with a 1.39 earned-run average. No other starter has an ERA below 2.00.

Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros was selected as starting pitcher for the American League.

Greinke joins teammate Joc Pederson in the NL starting lineup. Pederson, the first Dodgers rookie to start an All-Star game since Hideo Nomo in 1995, will bat eighth and play left field.

The Angels have two starters as well: center fielder Mike Trout, who will lead off for the AL, and first baseman Albert Pujols, who will bat third.

Pederson and Pujols are two of the contestants in Monday’s home run derby. That competition is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Pacific time, although rain is in the forecast. The last time the home run derby was rained out: 1988, the last time the All-Star Game was played in Cincinnati.