MLB All-Star starters announced for AL,NL

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Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The American League team features four Royals, while the National League club is diverse.  The starters for the 86th MLB All-Star Game were announced on Sunday night.

The four Kansas City players who will start in this year’s Midsummer Classic are catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar, and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon.

“It brings attention [to the team], and I think that’s what [the voting has] been doing,” Gordon said. “I think we play with a lot of energy and a lot of fun and people are interested and go out there and vote. It’s pretty special. We don’t take this for granted and we’re happy to be here, and we’re going to represent Kansas City the best way we can.”

MLB All-Star Starters

C: Salvador Perez, Royals
1B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
3B: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
SS: Alcides Escobar, Royals
OF: Mike Trout, Angels
OF: Lorenzo Cain, Royals
OF: Alex Gordon, Royals
DH: Nelson Cruz, Mariners

C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
2B: Dee Gordon, Marlins
3B: Todd Frazier, Reds
SS: Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals
OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals
OF: Matt Holliday, Cardinals
OF: Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

On Monday at 7 p.m. ET, the All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates will be announced on ESPN.

The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports (7 p.m. ET air time, 8:15 first pitch).

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