MLB All-Star Game Starters Announced; Royals Own 2015 Midsummer Classic


Major League Baseball announced Sunday the starters for the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

The Kansas City Royals dominated the fan voting process, as they?ll have four representatives in the American League starting lineup for this season?s MLB Midsummer Classic. The St. Louis Cardinals were the only team in the National League with more than one player voted to be a starter.

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson led all players with 14,090,188 total votes. It?s the most votes received by a player in a single season in MLB history, surpassing Josh Hamilton’s 2012 all-time single-season record of 11,073,744 votes.

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper set a new all-time NL single-season voting mark by garnering a league-best 13,864,950 votes.

The starters for the 2015 All-Star Game, which takes place Tuesday, July, 14, are listed below. The rest of the rosters will be announced Monday night.

American League
Catcher: Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
First base: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Second base: Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
Third base: Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays
Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals
Outfield: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
Outfield: Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals
Outfield: Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals
Designated hitter: Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners

National League
Catcher: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
First base: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
Second base: Dee Gordon, Miami Marlins
Third base: Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds
Shortstop: Jhonny Peralta, St. Louis Cardinals
Outfield: Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
Outfield: Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals
Outfield: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

Thumbnail photo via Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports Images

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