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St. Louis grad league makes All-Star team

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services

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LAST UPDATED: 10:29 p.m. HST, Aug 05, 2011


Oahu's Brandon League is in the All-Star Game and Maui's Shane Victorino could be.

League, the Seattle Mariners' closer, was selected by his fellow major leaguers as a reserve on the American League squad.

The St. Louis School graduate leads the American League in saves with 22. It is his first All-Star selection.

Victorino, an outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies, hasn't been selected yet, but is one of five candidates to become the 34th player on the National League roster.

The selection will be made by fans in an online vote through Thursday at mlb.com.

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, who leads the majors with 27 home runs, was the top vote-getter with a record 7.4 million.

The New York Yankees have the most players selected — six — including starters Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson.

The game is July 12 in Phoenix.

The winning league gets home-field advantage in the World Series

AMERICAN LEAGUE

PITCHERS
p-Josh Beckett, Boston; m-Aaron Crow, Kansas City; m-Gio Gonzalez, Oakland; p-Felix Hernandez, Seattle; p-Brandon League, Seattle; p-Chris Perez, Cleveland; m-David Price, Tampa Bay; p-Mariano Rivera, N.Y. Yankees; p-James Shields, Tampa Bay; m-Jose Valverde, Detroit; p-Justin Verlander, Detroit; p-Jered Weaver, L.A. Angels; m-C.J. Wilson, Texas.

CATCHERS
s-Alex Avila, Detroit; p-Russell Martin, N.Y. Yankees; m-Matt Wieters, Baltimore.

INFIELDERS
p-Adrian Beltre, Texas; p-Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland; p-Miguel Cabrera, Detroit; s-Robinson Cano, N.Y. Yankees; s-Adrian Gonzalez, Boston; s-Derek Jeter, N.Y. Yankees; p-Howie Kendrick, L.A. Angels; s-Alex Rodriguez, N.Y. Yankees.

OUTFIELDERS
s-Jose Bautista, Toronto; m-Michael Cuddyer, Minnesota; p-Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston; s-Curtis Granderson, N.Y. Yankees; s-Josh Hamilton, Texas; p-Matt Joyce, Tampa Bay; p-Carlos Quentin, Chicago White Sox.

DESIGNATED HITTERS
s-David Ortiz, Boston; p-Michael Young, Texas.

FINAL VOTE
(One player to be selected)
Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City; Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore; Paul Konerko, 1B, Chicago White Sox; Victor Martinez, DH, Detroit; Ben Zobrist, 2B, Tampa Bay.

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

PITCHERS
m-Heath Bell, San Diego Padres; m-Matt Cain, San Francisco; m-Tyler Clippard, Washington; p-Roy Halladay, Philadelphia; p-Cole Hamels, Philadelphia; p-Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh; p-Jair Jurrjens, Atlanta; p-Clayton Kershaw, L.A. Dodgers; p-Cliff Lee, Philadelphia; m-Tim Lincecum, San Francisco; p-Jonny Venters, Atlanta; m-Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco; p-Brian Wilson, San Francisco.

CATCHERS
s-Brian McCann, Atlanta; p-Yadier Molina, St. Louis.

INFIELDERS
m-Starlin Castro, Chicago; s-Prince Fielder, Milwaukee; p-Chipper Jones, Atlanta; p-Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati; s-Placido Polanco, Philadelphia; s-Jose Reyes, N.Y. Mets; m-Gaby Sanchez, Florida; p-Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado; p-Joey Votto, Cincinnati; s-Rickie Weeks, Milwaukee.

OUTFIELDERS
m-Carlos Beltran, N.Y. Mets; s-Lance Berkman, St. Louis; s-Ryan Braun, Milwaukee; p-Jay Bruce, Cincinnati; p-Matt Holliday, St. Louis; s-Matt Kemp, L.A. Dodgers; p-Hunter Pence, Houston; m-Justin Upton, Arizona.

FINAL VOTE
(One player to be selected)
Andre Ethier, OF, L.A. Dodgers; Todd Helton, 1B, Colorado; Ian Kennedy, RHP, Arizona; Mike Morse, OF, Washington; Shane Victorino, OF, Philadelphia.

(s-starter, elected by fans; m-managers pick; p-players' selection)

 





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