Orioles Davis Tops All-Stars, Cardinals Molina Is NL Favorite
Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, the top vote-getter in Major League Baseball’s All-Star balloting, and teammates J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones are one-third of the American League’s starting team.
The Orioles trio will join New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and pitcher Mariano Rivera when the AL team visits Citi Field in New York as the National League hosts the 84th All-Star Game on July 16.
“It’s wonderful to be named an All-Star again, especially with the game being here in New York,” said Rivera, a 14-time All-Star selection. “New York fans are the best and they deserve it. I know that they will put on a great show and hopefully we’ll do a good job.”
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey (7-2) and third baseman David Wright are members of the NL team playing in their home ballpark. Harvey, who could become the third Mets pitcher to start an All-Star Game, became the fourth pitcher in club history to make the team in his first full Major League season, following Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman and Dwight Gooden.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina led the NL with almost 6.9 million votes. The Cardinals lead the NL with five selections.
Davis, a first-time All-Star who leads the majors with 33 home runs, received almost 8.3 million votes, passing starting third baseman Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, who also got more than 8 million votes. Davis is the third Orioles first baseman to earn a starting assignment, joining Boog Powell and Hall of Famer Eddie Murray.
The Tigers lead the All-Star selections with six players on the AL squad, including Cabrera and pitcher Max Scherzer (13-0).
American League Starters C: Joe Mauer, Twins 1B: Chris Davis, Orioles 2B: Robinson Cano, Yankees SS: J.J. Hardy, Orioles 3B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers OF: Mike Trout, Angels OF: Adam Jones, Orioles OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays DH: David Ortiz, Red Sox Pitchers RHP: Clay Buchholz, Red Sox LHP: Brett Cecil, Blue Jays RHP: Bartolo Colon, A’s RHP: Jesse Crain @, White Sox RHP: Yu Darvish, Rangers RHP: Felix Hernandez, Mariners RHP: Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners RHP: Justin Masterson, Indians RHP: Joe Nathan, Rangers LHP: Glen Perkins, Twins RHP: Mariano Rivera, Yankees LHP: Chris Sale, White Sox RHP: Max Scherzer, Tigers RHP: Justin Verlander, Tigers Reserves C: Jason Castro, Astros C: Salvador Perez, Royals 1B: Prince Fielder, Tigers 2B: Jason Kipnis, Indians 2B: Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox 2B: Ben Zobrist, Rays SS: Jhonny Peralta: Tigers 3B: Manny Machado, Orioles OF: Nelson Cruz, Rangers OF: Alex Gordon, Royals OF: Torii Hunter, Tigers DH: Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays National League Starters C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals 1B: Joey Votto, Reds 2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies 3B: David Wright, Mets OF: Carlos Beltran, Cardinals OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals Pitchers LHP: Madison Bumgarner, Giants LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Reds LHP: Patrick Corbin, D-backs RHP: Jose Fernandez, Marlins RHP: Jason Grilli, Pirates RHP: Matt Harvey, Mets LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers RHP: Craig Kimbrel, Braves LHP: Cliff Lee, Phillies LHP: Jeff Locke, Pirates RHP: Adam Wainwright, Cardinals LHP: Travis Wood, Cubs RHP: Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals Reserves C: Buster Posey, Giants 1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs 1B: Allen Craig, Cardinals 2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals 2B: Marco Scutaro, Giants SS: Everth Cabrera, Padres SS: Jean Segura, Brewers 3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pirates OF: Domonic Brown, Phillies OF: Michael Cuddyer, Rockies OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
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