Cliff Lee, Ben Sheets to start All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - Cliff Lee of the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee ace Ben Sheets have been picked as the starting pitchers for Tuesday night's All-Star game at Yankee Stadium.

Lee is 12-and-2 with a 2.31 ERA. It's a remarkable turnaround for the left-hander, who was demoted to the minors last season. He was chosen by American League manager Terry Francona of Boston.

National League skipper Clint Hurdle of Colorado tabbed Sheets, who is 10-and-3 with a 2.85 ERA. Several other National League All-Stars pitched yesterday, making the well-rested Sheets a logical choice.

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