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Major League Baseball revealed the starters for the 2019 All-Star Game in Cleveland, selected by fans in the first year utilizing a “Starters Election,” a 28-hour round of voting after a primary that narrowed each position down to three finalists.
The Houston Astros will have three starters at Progressive Field on July 9, while the Yankees, Cubs and Braves each had two players selected to start.
Among the starters are four first-time All-Stars: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana, Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco, Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte and Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr.