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2015 MLB All-Star Game preview: Zack Greinke, Joc Pederson lead quintet of Dodgers

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The National League will look too snap a two-game losing streak against the American League in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night at Great American Ballpark in rainy Cincinnati.

Zack Greinke gets the start for the National League, the first Dodgers pitcher to start an All-Star Game since Brad Penny in 2006. Manager Bruce Bochy told MLB Network Radio that Greinke would likely pitch two innings.

Here are the American League starters' career numbers against Greinke, just for fun and just in case:

Mike Trout: 3-for-7 (.429), triple, double, two RBI, strikeout

Josh Donaldson: 1-for-3 (.333)

Albert Pujols: 10-for-29 (.345), five doubles, three RBI, four walks, three strikeouts, sacrifice fly

Nelson Cruz: 4-for-15 (.267), home run (hit in 2012), two RBI, walk, four strikeouts

Lorenzo Cain: 2-for-3 (.667), RBI, strikeout

Adam Jones: 5-for-11 (.455), home run (2009), triple, three RBI, three strikeouts

Salvador Perez: 2-for-6 (.333), home run (2014), double, RBI

Jose Altuve: 6-for-12 (.500), double, three RBI, strikeout

Alcides Escobar: 5-for-10 (.500), triple, RBI, two strikeouts

For those wondering, Greinke's scoreless streak is not affected at all with Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Eric Gagne in his Cy Young Award-winning season of 2003 converted all 55 of his save opportunities, but blew a save and took the loss in the All-Star Game that season.

The Dodgers have five players selected to the All-Star Game for the first time since 1995, when pitcher Hideo Nomo and catcher Mike Piazza started, joined by reserves Raul Mondesi in the outfield, shortstop Jose Offerman, and closer Todd Worrell.

Joc Pederson starts for the Dodgers, the first rookie position player in franchise history to do so, and coupled with Greinke the Dodgers have two starters in an All-Star Game for the first time since Piazza and Nomo in 1995.

Pederson is playing left field, a position he hasn't played yet in 2015 outside of spring training, and a position he played in five major league innings over two games last September. He is batting eighth, the 10th Dodger to do so in All-Star Game history.

The other Dodgers eighth-place hitters, a gaggle of second basemen, shortstops and catchers, have combined to go 3-for-20 in these All-Star Games while batting eighth, with two walks and four strikeouts, hitting just .150/.227/.150.

Clayton Kershaw is on his fifth All-Star team in a row, with four scoreless innings to his credit in his All-Star career. Don Sutton is the Dodgers career All-Star leader with eight scoreless innings.

Kershaw will likely pitch the fifth inning, per Bochy, after Greinke, Gerrit Cole and Madison Bumgarner.

Yasmani Grandal is making his first career All-Star appearance.

Adrian Gonzalez was named to his fifth All-Star team, and his first trip to the midsummer classic since 2011 with the Red Sox. In his last All-Star at-bat, against Cliff Lee four years ago at Chase Field, Gonzalez homered.

The last Dodger to hit a home run in an All-Star Game was Piazza in 1996, in the second inning. One of 11 All-Star home runs hit by Dodgers.

Piazza won All-Star MVP honors in 1996, one of five in franchise history to win that award, joining Maury Wills (1962, first game), Steve Garvey (1974, 1978) and Sutton (1977).

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is also in Cincinnati, a coach on Bochy's National League All-Star staff. Mattingly is the first Dodgers manager to coach in an All-Star Game since Joe Torre in 2009.

Game info

Time: 5 p.m. PT (pregame at 4 p.m.)

TV: Fox