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Davis tops fan vote, O's have 3 All-Star starters; Braves' Kimbrel makes the cut


By HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.

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.

As for the Atlanta Braves, only Craig Kimbrel made the All-Star cut. The selection is his third consecutive making him the first Braves pitcher since 1998 to do so.

Freddie Freeman made it on to the final vote ballot but fell short. The same goes for Outfielder Justin Upton.


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