Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Houston Astros tabbed for MLB All-Star game

Houston Astros tabbed for MLB All-Star game

Trout is a seven-time All-Star and two-time All-Star Game Most Valuable Player while Martinez leads the major leagues by having batted in 74 runs.

Former Angel Torii Hunter will manage the U.S. Team, while AAA Salt Lake manager Keith Johnson will serve as its third-base coach.

On Tuesday, July 17, baseball's best and brightest stars will convene at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. for the 89th annual MLB All-Star Game. Sixty-three* players were named All-Stars Sunday night as a result of the fan vote (for the two starting lineups), player vote (for a backup at every position and eight pitchers on each roster) and league selections.

Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman topped National Leaguers in fan support with more than 4 million votes. "It means so much to have such a great honor", Altuve said.

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The American League is loaded with excellent pitching as well, and it seems likely Corey Kluber of the Indians, Chris Sale of the Red Sox or Luis Severino of the Yankees will get the start.

Other NL starters include catcher Willson Contreras and second baseman Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado.

With that being said, here is your 2018 American League All-Star team.

"It's going to be my strength against their strength, and I'm going to let it fly", Scherzer said. The Home Run Derby field will be announced next week.

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