Braun Falls Short in All-Star Voting
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball announced Friday that Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders and San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt won the final two All-Star roster spots, elected by fans in online balloting. Saunders joins the American League team, while Belt gets a slot on the NL squad.
Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun finished last in the national league voting. Braun is batting .322 with 13 home runs and 44 RBIs this season. Jonathan Lucroy is Milwaukee's only representative in the All-Star game.
Bartolo Colon and Max Scherzer are headed to the All-Star Game too. They were picked as replacements for other pitchers originally selected for the National League team.