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The American League All-Star starters might just be the Royals

All-Star Makeover: Cincinnati's Iconic Buildings Getting Dressed Up for All-Star Game


By JOHN DORN


All-Star fan voting is a flawed system, and using it in a game that determines home-field advantage in the World Series is ludicrous. But sometimes, you just need to tip your cap.

The MLB's Summer Classic isn't until July 14. But as of now, seven of the nine American League starters are slated to be Kansas City Royals, with an eighth trailing just behind.



Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Alcides Escobar, Salvador Perez, Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon and Kendrys Morales are all the leading vote-getters for their respective positions.

At second base, Omar Infante is less than 200,000 votes behind Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros. Los Angeles Angel Mike Trout is the only other A.L. player currently in the starting nine. Another Royal, Alex Rios, is currently fourth in outfield voting—the top three finishers at that position get the start.

The Royals are a game back of the Minnesota Twins for first place in the A.L. Central. Pretty disappointing, for a team supposedly filled with All-Star starters.

That sort of representation may not be deserved, but credit to Kansas City fans for stuffing the ballot box for their team.

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