Those Missouri residents sure know how to vote.
Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and St. Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Carlos Martinez on Friday were named the winners of the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Final Vote. The two teams now have a combined 13 representatives at the Midsummer Classic.
Moustakas beat out Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, Detroit Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts in the American League. New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner initially was a Final Vote finalist, too, but he has since been added to the AL roster to replace injured Royals outfielder Alex Gordon.
Martinez reigned supreme on a star-studded National League ballot that featured Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto, Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia.
Moustakas joins Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera in a group of seven Royals All-Stars.
Martinez joins Jhonny Peralta, Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, Trevor Rosenthal and Michael Wacha in a group of six Cardinals All-Stars.
The 2015 MLB All-Star Game will take place Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
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