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NEW YORK — For the first time in his career, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has been voted a starter in the All-Star game.
Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis has been picked to start for the American League in the All-Star game, drawing the most fan votes in the major leagues for his first selection.
The rosters for the All-Star game at Citi Field in New York on July 16 were announced Saturday night. The Orioles have three starters for the first time since Cal Ripken played in 1997. St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Colorado each had two players picked by fans.
Joining Cabrera on the AL squad from the Tigers will be starting pitchers Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer as well as position players; first baseman Prince Fielder, shortstop Jhonny Peralta, and outfielder Torii Hunter.
A seventh Tiger could make the all-star team if relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit wins the final vote ballot. He will be competing with four other relief pitchers; Texas' Tanner Scheppers, New York's David Robertson, Boston's Koji Uehrara, and Toronto's Steve Delabar.
Shortstop J.J. Hardy and outfielder Adam Jones also made it for Baltimore. Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and injured shortstop Troy Tulowitzki were selected from the Rockies. First baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips have made it for the Reds. Outfielder Carlos Beltran and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, the NL’s top vote-getter, are representing St. Louis.
Cleveland had two players named to the all-star team as pitcher Justin Masterson and second baseman Jason Kipnis were selected for the AL squad.