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Lone Phillie Utley Named Starting 2B for NL All-Stars

Chase Utley


After his exceptional start to the season, the fans have spoken for the sixth time in his career: Chase Utley will once again start the All-Star game at second base for the National League.

Utley finished roughly 800,000 votes ahead of Dodgers speedster, Dee Gordon, who made the team as a reserve. The Phillies second baseman, along with Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, leads all NL players on the roster with six selections. He is the lone Phillies representative on the NL roster. The last time the Phillies had just one all-star, it was Randy Wolf in 2003.

AL Starters (fan vote)

Matt WietersOrioles
1B Miguel CabreraTigers
2B Robinson CanoMariners
SS Derek JeterYankees
3B Josh DonaldsonAthletics
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles
OF Jose BautistaBlue Jays (leading vote-getter overall)
OF Mike TroutAngels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles

NL Starters (fan vote)

Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B Paul GoldschmidtDiamondbacks
2B Chase UtleyPhillies
SS Troy TulowitzkiRockies
3B Aramis RamirezBrewers
OF Andrew McCutchenPirates
OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF Yasiel PuigDodgers

AL Pitchers

RHP Yu DarvishRangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David PriceRays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg HollandRoyals
LHP Glen PerkinsTwins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees

NL Pitchers

RHP Johnny CuetoReds
LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
LHP Madison BumgarnerGiants
RHP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
RHP Tyson RossPadres
RHP Jordan ZimmermannNationals
RHP Julio TeheranBraves*
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Tony Watson, Pirates
RHP Pat Neshek, Cardinals

* Teheran replaces Jeff Samardzija, who was voted into the game but is ineligible to play following his trade from the Cubs to the Athletics.

AL Reserves

Salvador Perez, Royals — will replace Wieters (Tommy John surgery) in the starting lineup
Derek Norris, Athletics
Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose AbreuWhite Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose AltuveAstros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael BrantleyIndians

NL Reserves

Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
Devin Mesoraco, Reds
1B Freddie Freeman, Braves
2B Dee Gordon, Dodgers
2B Daniel MurphyMets
SS Starlin Castro, Cubs
3B Todd Frazier, Reds
3B Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
IF/OF Josh Harrison, Pirates
OF Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
OF Hunter Pence, Giants
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins — will be in starting lineup at DH

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