Aaron Judge, Ronald Acuña Jr. elected MLB All-Star starters

by | Jun 30, 2022 | Sports

NEW YORK — Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. were elected Thursday to start in the July 20 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.The pair were chosen under new rules that give starting spots to the top vote-getter in each league in the first phase of online voting, which began June 8 and ended Thursday. Others advanced to the second phase, which runs from noon EDT on Tuesday and ends at 2 p.m. EDT on July 8. Votes from the first phase do not carry over.Starters will be announced July 8, and pitchers and reserves on July 10.Judge received 3.76 million votes and was elected to start for the fourth time. Acuña led the NL with 3.5 million votes and was elected to start for the third time.AL finalists:Catcher: Alejandro Kirk, Jose TrevinoFirst Base: Ty France, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Second Base: Jose Altuve, Santiago EspinalThird Base: Rafael Devers, José RamírezOutfield: Mike Trout, George Springer, Giancarlo Stanton, Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Designated Hitter: Yordan Alvarez, Shohei OhtaniNL finalists:Catcher: Willson Contreras, Travis d’ArnaudFirst Base: Paul Goldschmidt, Pete AlonsoSecond Base: Ozzie Albies, Jazz Chisholm Jr.Third Base: Manny Machado, Nolan ArenadoShortstop: Trea Turner, Dansby SwansonOutfield: Mookie Betts, Joc Pederson, Starling Marte, Adam DuvallDesignated Hitter: Bryce Harper, William Contreras———More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP—Sports …

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