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Minnesota Twins Alexi Casillia celebrated with Joe Mauer who hit a three-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels in the third inning at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Friday, July 31, 2009. (Bruce Bisping/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT) Photo via Newscom

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Young Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will start for the National League in the MLB All-Star game, while 43-year-old veteran Mariano Rivera, in his final season, may well finish for the American League. At this time last year, Harvey was pitching in the minor leagues, but on Tuesday night, he'll be starting against Detroit's Max Scherzer in front of a sellout crowd at New York's Citi Field and a worldwide television audience. "Having the opportunity to take the ball is something I'll never forget," Harvey said Monday. At 24, Harvey is the youngest All-Star starting pitcher since the Mets' Dwight Gooden in 1988, when he was 23. He'll also be the first pitcher from the host team to start an All-Star game since Houston's Roger Clemens in 2004 and just the 11th overall. "It really wouldn't have mattered what city we were playing in with the year that he's had, the impressive numbers that he's put up," said San Francisco's Bruce Bochy, the NL manager. "He would have been the st...
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