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Francona chooses Buehrle; La Russa tabs Carpenter

Updated: July 12, 2005, 12:59 AM ET
Associated Press

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Tony La Russa found his All-Star starter on his own pitching staff.

Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals will get the ball for the National League on Tuesday night at Detroit's Comerica Park, capping a successful comeback from right shoulder surgery. His AL opponent on the mound will be Chicago White Sox lefty Mark Buehrle.

Released by Toronto in 2002 after his operation, Carpenter missed the 2003 season before winning 15 games for the NL champions last year. He's ...

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