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Yasiel Puig bats 2nd, playing RF in NL All-Star starting lineup

Puig is the first Dodger in 34 years to start and bat second in an All-Star Game.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Yasiel Puig will bat second and play right field for the National League on Tuesday night, as lineups for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game were announced on Monday.

The game will be played on Tuesday night, and will be televised by Fox beginning at 5 p.m. PT.

Puig is hitting .333/.426/.626 batting second this season, with 10 home runs and 17 doubles in 204 plate appearances. With 44 starts, hitting second has been the spot Puig has hit most often, along with 32 starts batting third.

The last Dodger to start and bat second in an All-Star Game was Reggie Smith, who played center field in 1980 in front of the home fans at Dodger Stadium. Puig will be the seventh different Dodger to start and bat second in an All-Star Game, over nine different games. Here are the others:

  • Reggie Smith: CF, 0-for-2 (1980)
  • Steve Garvey: 1B, 1-for-3, HR (1977); 1B, 1-for-3, triple, run, RBI (1976)
  • Jackie Robinson: 2B, 1-for-3, HR (1952); 2B, 1-for-4, double, walk, 3 runs (1949)
  • Dixie Walker: RF, 0-for-2 (1947)
  • Billy Herman: 2B, 2-for-5 (1943)
  • Aky Vaughan: 3B, 0-for-2, walk (1942)

The six previous Dodgers have combined to go 6-for-24 with two home runs, a triple, a double and two walks, hitting .250/.308/.625 with six runs scored and three RBI in eight games.