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Giants' Matt Cain to start for NL

Updated: July 9, 2012, 1:45 PM ET
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National League manager Tony La Russa has chosen San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain to start Tuesday night's All-Star Game.

The starters werer announced at a Monday afternoon news conference.

Detroit's Justin Verlander will oppose Cain.

Cain was chosen over New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who had said he coveted the start after being selected to his first All-Star team.

Dickey reasoned his knuckleball could help dictate his place as a starter.

"If ...

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