MLB Kansas City Royals quartet picked for MLB All-Star Game

World Series runners-up in 2014, the Kansas City Royals were popular in the All-Star voting, with four of their players selected.

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The Kansas City Royals dominated American League voting with four starters named for the 2015 All-Star Game on July 14.

Catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon will be on the field for the 86th All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The last time four members of the same team were in an All-Star squad was in 2008 with the Boston Red Sox.

The four selected players are the most starters a Kansas City squad has had on an All-Star team. From 1986-2014, the Royals only had four players in the starting nine overall.

It is the first start for Cain, Gordon and Escobar, while Perez earned his second All-Star appearance. During the voting period, eight Royals players were in the running to start. If that had materialised, it would have been the most members of a single team in an All-Star squad ever.

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson led all vote-getters with 14,090,188. Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper topped the National League at 13,864,950 votes.

Two starters - Miguel Cabrera and Giancarlo Stanton - are expected to miss the All-Star game with injuries and will be replaced.

The starting line-ups:

American League
Catcher: Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
First baseman: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Second baseman: Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
Third baseman: Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays
Shortstop: Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals
Outfielder: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
Outfielder: Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals
Outfielder: Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals
Designated hitter: Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners

National League
Catcher: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
First baseman: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
Second baseman: Dee Gordon, Miami Marlins
Third baseman: Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds
Shortstop: Jhonny Peralta, St Louis Cardinals
Outfielder: Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
Outfielder: Matt Holliday, St Louis Cardinals
Outfielder: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

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