All-Star Game lineups announced; Yasiel Puig bats second, Clayton Kershaw in bullpen.

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw has a no-hitter and a streak of 41 consecutive scoreless innings but won’t start the All-Star game tomorrow night in Minneapolis. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)

Clayton Kershaw won’t start the All-Star Game for the National League despite throwing a no-hitter amid 41 consecutive scoreless innings this season.

And it came as little surprise.

National League manager Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals chose his own pitcher, Adam Wainwright, to start the game tomorrow night. Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 earned-run average. Kershaw is 11-2 with a 1.78 ERA, best in the major leagues. It’s a bit reminiscent of last year, when the All-Star Game was played at Citi Field and New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey got the start over Kershaw despite similar credentials.

It’s no secret that managers look at more than just the numbers.

“If I’m Mike Matheny, I probably start my own guy. If I’m me, I start my guy,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Saturday, when asked for his pick to start the game. “If I’m Bud Black, I’m starting Despanga [Odrisamer Despaigne] or whatever his name is.”

Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, who is taking part in tonight’s home run derby at Target Field, is batting second and playing right field. Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon and pitcher Zack Greinke are also on the National League roster.

The full lineups for both teams:

National League:
Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pirates
Yasiel Puig, RF, Dodgers
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Rockies
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Diamondbacks
Giancarlo Stanton, LF, Marlins
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, Brewers
Chase Utley, 2B, Phillies
Jonathan Lucroy, C, Brewers
Carlos Gomez, LF, Brewers
Adam Wainwright, P, Cardinals

American League:
Derek Jeter, SS, Yankees
Mike Trout, LF, Angels
Robinson Cano, 2B, Mariners
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Tigers
Jose Bautista, RF, Blue Jays
Nelson Cruz, DH, Orioles
Adam Jones, CF, Orioles
Josh Donaldson, 3B, Athletics
Salvador Perez, C, Royals
Felix Hernandez, P, Mariners

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.