Considering Sale (14-3, 3.38 ERA) and Cueto (13-1, 2.47 ERA) are the lone hurlers with more than 12 wins this season, sending them to start Tuesday's tilt at San Diego's Petco Park was a logical choice for both All-Star managers.
"For me, it was a real easy choice," American League manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals said. "Chris being in my division (AL Central), I've had a chance to watch him really develop into a superstar pitcher."
The 27-year-old Sale has 123 strikeouts in 125 innings heading into his fifth All-Star appearance while Sale has fanned 113 in 131 1/3 frames this season.
"This guy has pitched the best in this first half of the season," Collins said. "And he deserves this opportunity for what he did - and for what he did to us in the World Series last year."