Aaron Judge and Ronald Acuña Jr. Named MLB All-Star Starters

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. were voted in Thursday to start the July 20 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.

The pair were chosen under new rules that give starting places to the top voter in each league in the first phase of online voting, which began on June 8 and ended on Thursday. Others have moved on to the second phase, which runs from noon EDT on Tuesday and ends at 2 p.m. EDT on July 8. The votes of the first phase are not carried over.

The starters will be announced on July 8, and the pitchers and reserves on July 10.

The judge received 3.76 million votes and was elected for the fourth time. Acuña led the NL with 3.5 million votes and was elected for the third time.

AL Finalists:

Receiver: Alejandro Kirk, Jose Trevino

First base: Ty France, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Second Base: Jose Altuve, Santiago Espinal

Third goal: Rafael Devers, José Ramírez

Outfield: Mike Trout, George Springer, Giancarlo Stanton, Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Designated hitter: Yordan Alvarez, Shohei Ohtani

NL finalists:

Receiver: Willson Contreras, Travis d’Arnaud

First Base: Paul Goldschmidt, Pete Alonso

Second base: Ozzie Albies, Jazz Chisholm Jr.

Third goal: Manny Machado, Nolan Arenado

Shortstop: Trea Turner, Dansby Swanson

Outfield: Mookie Betts, Joc Pederson, Starling Marte, Adam Duvall

Designated hitter: Bryce Harper, William Contreras


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