DJ LeMahieu and Gary Sanchez will both be out in the Progressive Field infield to start the 2019 MLB All-Star Game after being named starters for the American League. And AL manager, Red Sox skipper Alex Cora, announced where they will be hitting in the lineup as well.
Cora places LeMahieu, the team's starting second baseman, in the No. 2 slot while Sanchez will be hitting further down than normal at No. 7. He also mentioned that Masahiro Tanaka will likely take over on the hill after Justin Verlander gets the start.
LeMahieu and Sanchez blew out the primary voting for their respective position, as both Yankees are having solid seasons. LeMahieu, in particular, has been the biggest surprise for the pinstripes, hitting a team-high .336/.383/.518 with 12 homers and 63 RBI over 81 games thus far. That average also leads the American League.
Yankee fans have to love what Sanchez has done on the diamond as well, bouncing back following a tough 2018 season. He's third in the AL with 24 homers while slashing .245/.315/.556 with 57 RBI. Sanchez has also shown improved defense behind the plate.
Hopefully LeMahieu, Sanchez, Tanaka, Aroldis Chapman and Gleyber Torres can make a big impact on Tuesday when the game gets underway at 7:30 p.m.