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San Francisco Giants Pitcher Johnny Cueto Will Start 2016 MLB All-Star Game

The two-time All-Star will start for the National League, MLB announced on Monday morning.

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 10: Johnny Cueto #47 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the top of the fifth inning at AT&T Park on June 10, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    Johnny Cueto will take the mound in the first inning on Tuesday evening.

    The two-time All-Star will start for the National League, MLB announced on Monday morning.

    Cueto is 13-1 with a 2.47 ERA over 18 starts.

    He leads the NL in complete games (four) and innings pitched (131.1)

    His battery mate with the Giants, Buster Posey, is also a starter.

    “It would be big,” Cueto said through interpreter Erwin Higueros on Wednesday when asked about starting the All-Star Game. “It would mean a lot. It would be the first time that I’m pitching in an All-Star Game and I want to pitch.”

    The Giants signed Cueto to a six-year, $130 million deal in December.

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