All-Star Game Rosters Announced

5 Houston Astros tabbed for MLB All-Star game

Second baseman Jose Altuve, who is making his sixth All-Star appearance and fifth consecutive, was selected as a starter.

Among potential starting pitchers for the American League are the winningest hurlers in the major leagues, the Yankees' Luis Severino (14-2) and Cleveland's Corey Kluber (12-4), plus Yankees ace closer Aroldis Chapman.

With that being said, here is your 2018 American League All-Star team. "I am going to be pumped up for this game, pitching in front of my hometown fans".

The game, which will be played on July 17 in Washington, D.C., features five All-Stars from the defending World Series champion Houston Astros, matching the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox for the most in the league. "It means so much to have such a great honor", Altuve said.

Boston's Mookie Betts, who leads the major leagues with a.342 batting average, is also an AL outfielder starter. Find the full rosters for both the American League and National League here.

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He told ESPN's All-Star Selection Show that he felt honored to be the game's leading vote-getter.

Wilson Ramos will start behind the plate as he represents the Tampa Bay Rays, and Jose Abreu represents the Chicago White Sox at first base.

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First baseman Freddie Freeman and outfielder Nick Markakis, a first-time selection at 34, will be joined in the lineup by Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and second baseman Javier Baez. "It's grip it, rip it and let's see what happens".

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