Berkman And Hamilton Voted All-Star Game Starters

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NEW YORK -- A record seven Chicago Cubs are joined by seven
Boston Red Sox players on the All-Star Game rosters announced
today.
The New York Yankees will be well represented, too, for the July
15th game at their own ballpark. Yankees third baseman Alex
Rodriguez was the top vote-getter. He's joined by shortstop Derek
Jeter and reliever Mariano Rivera.
Manny Ramirez leads four Red Sox starters including first
baseman Kevin Youkilis, second baseman Dustin Pedroia and DH David
Ortiz. Ortiz will miss the game because of a wrist injury and AL
manager Terry Francona says Milton Bradley of the Rangers will take
his place.
Tampa Bay has the best record in baseball but didn't have a
single player elected to start. Pitcher Scott Kazmir and catcher Dioner Navarro were named to the squad.
Cubs Alfonso Soriano and Kosuke Fukodome start in the NL outfield with Milwaukee's Ryan Braun who beating out Ken Griffey Junior. Chicago's Geovany Soto is the NL's starting catcher.
Cubs pitchers Kerry Wood and Ryan Dempster and third baseman
Aramis Ramirez were chosen by NL players, and pitcher Carlos
Zambrano was picked by NL manager Clint Hurdle of Colorado.
Boston outfielder J.D. Drew, catcher Jason Varitek and closer
Jonathan Papelbon were picked by a vote of AL players.

American League
Starters
Catcher - Joe Mauer, Minnesota
First Base - Kevin Youkilis, Boston
Second Base - Dustin Pedroia, Boston
Shortstop - Derek Jeter, New York
Third Base - Alex Rodriguez, Boston
Outfield - Josh Hamilton, Texas; Manny Ramirez, Boston; Ichiro
Suzuki, Seattle
Designated Hitter - x-David Ortiz, Boston; y-Milton Bradley,
Texas

Reserves
Catchers - Dioner Navarro, Tampa Bay; Jason Varitek, Boston
Infield - Joe Crede, Chicago; Carlos Guillen, Detroit; Ian
Kinsler, Texas; Justin Morneau, Minnesota; Michael Young, Texas
Outfield - J.D. Drew, Boston; Carlos Quentin, Chicago; Grady
Sizemore, Cleveland
Pitchers
Starters - Justin Duchscherer, Oakland; Roy Halladay, Toronto;
Scott Kazmir, Tampa Bay; Cliff Lee, Cleveland; Ervin Santana, Los
Angeles; Joe Saunders, Los Angeles
Relievers - Joe Nathan, Minnesota; Jonathan Papelbon, Boston;
Mariano Rivera, New York; Francisco Rodriguez, Los Angeles; George
Sherrill Baltimore; Joakim Soria, Kansas City
x-voted starter; injured, will not play
y-selected replacement starter

National League
Starters
Catcher - Geovany Soto, Chicago
First Base - Lance Berkman, Houston
Second Base - Chase Utley, Philadelphia
Shortstop - Hanley Ramirez, Florida
Third Base - Chipper Jones, Atlanta
Outfield - Ryan Braun, Milwaukee; Kosuke Fukudome, Chicago;
Alfonso Soriano, Chicago

Reserves
Catchers - Russell Martin, Los Angeles; Brian McCann, Atlanta
Infield - Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego; Cristian Guzman,
Washington; Albert Pujols, St. Louis; Aramis Ramirez, Chicago;
Miguel Tejada, Houston; Dan Uggla, Florida
Outfield - Matt Holliday, Colorado; Ryan Ludwick, St. Louis;
Nate McLouth, Pittsburgh
Pitchers
Starters - Aaron Cook, Colorado; Ryan Dempster, Chicago; Dan
Haren, Arizona; Tim Lincecum, San Francisco; Ben Sheets, Milwaukee;
Edinson Volquez, Cincinnati; Brandon Webb, Arizona; Brian Wilson,
San Francisco; Carlos Zambrano, Chicago
Relievers - Brad Lidge, Philadelphia; Billy Wagner, New York;
Kerry Wood, Chicago



 
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