(Reuters) - All-Star slugger Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano headline a Major League Baseball squad that will take on the Japan national team in a five-game series, MLB said on Thursday.
Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington, who led his team to back-to-back American League pennants in 2010 and 2011, will manage the team.
The 2014 renewal of the event will mark the 11th All-Star series and the 36th time overall that a team of Major Leaguers has toured Japan dating back to 1908.
The current five-game format was first played in 2006, which was the last time the MLB All-Stars faced off against the Japan All-Stars.
The MLB trip will also include a pair of exhibition games in Osaka on Nov. 11 and Okinawa on Nov. 20.
(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Editing by Gene Cherry)
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