Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez had a disappointing showing in the 2012 Home Run Derby, but he'll get a chance to redeem himself on the national stage when he takes the field at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. Well, to be precise, Gonzalez won't actually be taking the field, as CarGo is getting the start for the National League at DH. But he is leading off to start the game, and will get a crack at Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and, almost certainly, a pitcher to be determined later.
The National League will start San Francisco Giants righty Matt Cain, with whom CarGo and Rockies fans are more than familiar.
For the NL's full starting lineup, click here.
Game date/time: Tuesday, July 10, 6:00 p.m. MT
Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kasnas City, Mo.
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