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What to watch from the four D-backs in tonight’s All-Star Game

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will be represented by four players in tonight’s All-Star game in Seattle, the first time since 1999 that they have had at least four players in the game.

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All four will be making their first appearance. Zac Gallen will be the starting pitcher for the NL. OF Corbin Carroll will be starting for the NL and batting eighth, while OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and SS Geraldo Perdomo are coming off the bench.

First pitch is at 5:00 p.m. MST and the game will be televised on Fox.

The Diamondbacks are the only team in MLB history to have not hit a home run in the All-Star game. The three position players will be trying to snap this drought tonight.

All four D-backs players came dressed for the occasion (see below).

Corbin Carroll

Carroll will be looking to make a name for himself in front of all of the stars in his hometown of Seattle. In his rookie year, Carroll has solidified himself as an MVP candidate so far, as he continues to do amazing things for the D-backs. He has the best chance to break the home-run drought today (has 18 on the year) in the eighth spot.

Zac Gallen

Gallen will be getting a chance that few get: starting in the All-Star game and facing all of the top players on the other side. On the year, his ERA has dipped to 3.04 after a hot start, but the ace gets to show off the nasty pitches that D-backs fans are used to against the best of the best of the AL.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Gurriel was named a finalist for a starting outfielder spot. However, he did not get enough votes and was ultimately voted in as a reserve. In his last 30 games, he is hitting under .200, but he has shown his power ability time and time again (21 doubles, 15 homers on the year) and will be looking to make a splash in the time he plays tonight.

Geraldo Perdomo

Perdomo was added to the roster as a replacement, but is more than deserving for the spot given how much he has improved this season. His batting average increased from .195 to .271, and he has shown that he is a capable defender as well.

The four players have been a big reason why the D-backs (52-39) have been in first place in the NL West for most of the first half of the season. They get the chance to put on for the team tonight in Seattle.

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @Brendan_Mau 

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