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Lincecum and Halladay to start all-star game

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Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay have been selected as the starting pitchers for the All-Star game.

Last year's NL Cy Young Award winner, Lincecum is 10-2 with a 2.33 ERA for the San Francisco Giants. He will get the ball Tuesday night at Busch Stadium, NL manager Charlie Manuel announced Monday.

Lincecum was chosen for last season's All-Star game at Yankee Stadium but was unable to pitch because he was ill.

Halladay, who is 10-3 with a 2.85 ERA for the Toronto Blue Jays, was selected to start by AL manager Joe Maddon.

Halladay has been the subject of several trade rumors recently. The all-star break can often be a time for GM's to heavily pursue trade possibilities, so it will be interesting to see if the AL starter Halladay is still a Blue Jay following the break. Look for the Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox, White Sox, Rangers, Brewers, Cardinals, Giants, and Angels all to place a call to Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi this week.