Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna gets a hug from manager Brian Snitker as he advanced Monday, July 8, 2019, in the Home Run Derby at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Freeman to bat third, Acuna ninth for NL All-Stars

Freddie Freeman will bat third and Ronald Acuna ninth for the National League All-Stars in Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game in Cleveland.

Braves first baseman Freeman, making his second straight All-Star start, is batting .309 with 22 home runs and 68 RBI this season. Braves outfielder Acuna, one of the three starting outfielders and the youngest player in this year’s game, is batting .292 with 21 home runs and 53 RBI.

Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich will lead off for the National League followed by Javier Baez of the Cubs and Freeman. Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers will bat fourth followed by Colorado’s Nolan Arenado and Pittsburgh’s Josh Bell. Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will bat seventh, Arizona second baseman Ketel Marte eighth and Acuna  ninth.

Here’s more on the All-Star Game.

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