AL, NL Rosters out for All-Star Game

1 Jul


The ballot of summer classic is out! XD~


Slugger Josh Hamilton led seven Texas Rangers players chosen for the All-Star Game, while three San Francisco Giants rallied in the final week of fan voting to claim starting spots.

Texas rookie pitcher Yu Darvish is among the American League choices for the final slot.

Hamilton drew a record total of more than 11 million votes to start in the AL outfield, along with Texas teammates Adrian Beltre at third base and Mike Napoli at catcher. A postseason star last year, Napoli has started only about half the time at that spot this year but still easily outdistanced Minnesota’s Joe Mauer.

Second baseman Ian Kinsler, shortstop Elvis Andrus, starter Matt Harrison and reliever Joe Nathan also made the AL roster from Texas. The two-time AL champion Rangers began the day with a major league-best 50 wins.

Shortstop Derek Jeter, second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielder Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees were chosen to start in the AL.

Catcher Buster Posey — the top NL vote-getter — outfielder Melky Cabrera and third baseman Pablo Sandoval from San Francisco overcame deficits to get starting spots. Giants ace Matt Cain, who pitched a perfect game in June, made the NL pitching staff.

Prince Fielder of Detroit will start at first base. He was the MVP of last year’s All-Star Game while playing in the NL for Milwaukee.

By the way, C.C is on the roster, too but he’s been on the DL so he won’t make this road trip to Kansas for the All-star game this year!


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