Five Astros named to 2018 AL All-Star Team

Buckhorn High School pitcher Kyle Wright watches as his father and coach Roger Wright talks about the curve ball

Buckhorn High School pitcher Kyle Wright watches as his father and coach Roger Wright talks about the curve ball

At 8 p.m. EDT, the MLB announced the victor of its Final Vote competition, the last chance for an unsung hero or fan favorite player to be voted into the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. He will be joined by Alex Bregman and George Springer, both of whom made the squad via the Player Ballot, and pitchers Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander, who were named via a combination of the Player Ballot and the MLB Office of the Commissioner.

Outfielder Mookie Betts and designated hitter J.D. Martinez are in the American League's starting lineup representing the Red Sox and will be joined by teammates Chris Sale, Craig Kimbrel and Mitch Moreland. They will join manager A.J. Hinch and his coaching staff at the game, which will be held July 17 in Washington, D.C.

In the National League, the Chicago Cubs will send two players to start: second baseman Javier Baez and catcher Wilson Contreras.

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The National League's starting roster also includes hometown selection Bryce Harper in an outfield that also includes Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Markakis.

The 89th MLB All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Some of the pitchers will include Aaron Nola, Mike Foltynewicz, Jacob deGrom, Mike Mikolas, Josh Hader and Patrick Corbin.

With that being said, here is your 2018 American League All-Star team. Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado will start in the infield, as well as San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford.

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