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All-Star umpires, scorekeepers announced

Tim Welke, a veteran of 32 big league seasons, will be the home-plate umpire and the crew chief at the 86th All-Star Game in Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.

Welke will be working his third career All-Star Game and his first since 2005. The full All-Star umpire crew will consist of first-base umpire Jerry Meals, second-base umpire Paul Schrieber, third-base umpire Ron Kulpa, left-field umpire James Hoye and right-field umpire Alan Porter.

Meals, Schrieber and Kulpa will all be working their second All-Star Game, and Hoye and Porter will be working the Midsummer Classic for the fiirst time. Brian Gorman, who's working in his 24th season as a Major League umpire, will man the Replay Operations Center.

The game's official scorers will be Mike Cameron and Ron Roth, as well as John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for