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MLB All-Star Game rosters announced; three Tigers selected

The AL All-Star Game will feature three Tigers this season: Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, and Max Scherzer.

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The 2014 MLB All-Star Game rosters were announced this evening, and three Tigers made the team. Miguel Cabrera will be the American League's starting first baseman, while Victor Martinez, and Max Scherzer also made the roster. The Tigers are tied for second in the American League with three selections; the Oakland Athletics lead the lead with six players.

Cabrera's All-Star nod is the ninth of his career, and fifth since joining the Tigers in 2008. This is the second consecutive year that he was voted as a starter by the fans, and the first time at first base. The two-time AL MVP is hitting .311/.371/.540 with 14 home runs and a league-leading 32 doubles heading into tonight's game with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Victor Martinez finished well behind Nelson Cruz in the fan vote at designated hitter, but his ability to play first base in a pinch likely played a role in his selection over Boston's David Ortiz. Martinez's numbers were well deserving, however. Martinez is hitting .328/.391/.599 with 21 home runs and 55 RBI. He has only struck out 23 times all season long, and ranks 18th in the AL with 2.5 WAR despite a massive negative positional adjustment as a designated hitter. This is Martinez's fifth All-Star nod, his first since 2010.

Max Scherzer probably won't start this year's All-Star game, but he will be on the roster for the second consecutive season thanks to a 10-3 record and 3.47 ERA. His peripheral numbers are even more impressive, as he has a 2.88 FIP, 2.93 SIERA, and a 4.21 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Scherzer is currently slated to start on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and should be available to pitch in the All-Star Game.

Ian Kinsler was leading the fan vote at second base when the first update was released, but was since passed by Seattle's Robinson Cano. Kinsler is hitting .306/.342/.486 with 11 home runs and 60 runs scored, and ranks third in the American League with 3.8 WAR. Despite the gaudy numbers, Kinsler was left off the roster behind Cano and Houston's Jose Altuve.

Rick Porcello made a late push to make this year's All-Star team, tossing 25 consecutive shutout innings leading up to tonight's start against the Tampa Bay Rays. However, both he and Anibal Sanchez were also left off the American League roster. Porcello is one of five candidates in a fan vote for the final All-Star roster spot.

Be sure to check out the full roster below.

American League Starters

Position Name Team ASG Apperances
C Matt Wieters* Baltimore Orioles 3
1B Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers 8
2B Robinson Cano Seattle Mariners 6
SS Derek Jeter New York Yankees 14
3B Josh Donaldson Oakland A's 1
OF Jose Bautista Toronto Blue Jays 5
OF Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels 3
OF Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles 4
DH Nelson Cruz Baltimore Orioles 3

*Salvador Perez will start in place of Wieters, who is out for the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery.

American League Pitchers

Position Name Team ASG Appearances
SP Yu Darvish Texas Rangers 3
SP Max Scherzer Detroit Tigers 2
SP Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners 5
SP Masahiro Tanaka New York Yankees 1
SP Jon Lester Boston Red Sox 3
SP David Price Tampa Bay Rays 4
SP Scott Kazmir Oakland A's 3
SP Mark Buehrle Toronto Blue Jays 5
RP Sean Doolittle Oakland A's 1
RP Greg Holland Kansas City Royals 2
RP Glen Perkins Minnesota Twins 2
RP Dellin Betances New York Yankees 1

American League Reserves

Position Name Team ASG Appearances
C Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals 2
C Derek Norris Oakland Athletics 1
C Kurt Suzuki Minnesota Twins 1
1B Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox 1
1B Edwin Encarnacion Toronto Blue Jays 2
1B/OF Brandon Moss Oakland Athletics 1
2B Jose Altuve Houston Astros 2
SS Alexei Ramirez Chicago White Sox 1
3B Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers 4
OF Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals 2
OF Michael Brantley Cleveland Indians 1
OF Yoenis Cespedes Oakland Athletics 1
DH Victor Martinez Detroit Tigers 5

National League Starters

Position Name Team ASG Appearances
C Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals 6
1B Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks 2
2B Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies 6
SS Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies 4
3B Aramis Ramirez Milwaukee Brewers 3
OF Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates 4
OF Carlos Gomez Milwaukee Brewers 2
OF Yasiel Puig Los Angeles Dodgers 1

National League Pitchers

Position Name Team ASG Appearances
SP Johnny Cueto Cincinnati Reds 1
SP Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 4
SP Zack Greinke Los Angeles Dodgers 2
SP Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants 2
SP Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals 3
SP Tyson Ross San Diego Padres 1
SP Jordan Zimmermann Washington Nationals 2
SP Julio Teheran Atlanta Braves 1
RP Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves 4
RP Aroldis Chapman Cincinnati Reds 3
RP Francsico Rodriguez Milwaukee Brewers 5
RP Tony Watson Pittsburgh Pirates 1
RP Pat Neshek St. Louis Cardinals 1
SP Jeff Samardzija** Chicago Cubs / Oakland A's 1

**Samardzija was voted to the National League team, but is ineligible to play in the game after being traded to the Oakland A's.

National League Reserves

Position Name Team ASG Appearances
C Jonathan Lucroy Milwaukee Brewers 1
C Devin Mesoraco Cincinnati Reds 1
1B Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves 2
2B Daniel Murphy New York Mets 1
2B Dee Gordon Los Angeles Dodgers 1
SS Starlin Castro Chicago Cubs 3
3B Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds 1
3B Matt Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals 2
OF Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins 2
OF Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers 6
OF Josh Harrison Pittsburgh Pirates 1
OF Hunter Pence San Francisco Giants 3
OF Charlie Blackmon Colorado Rockies 1