Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been named the final National League All-Star following a fan vote.
Rizzo will join teammate Starlin Castro and former Cub Jeff Samardzija in Minnesota for the All-Star game. The first baseman tallied more votes than Rockies’ first baseman Justin Morneau, Nationals’ second baseman Anthony Rendon, Braves’ outfielder Justin Upton, and Marlins’ Casey McGehee to earn the final spot.
The 24-year-old slugger is hitting .277 with 20 home runs and 49 RBIs through 90 games this season. This year marks the first time since 2008 the Cubs have had two All-Stars, the same year the Cubs last won the NL Central. Catcher Geovany Soto, third baseman Aramis Ramirez, outfielders Kosuke Fukudome and Alfonso Soriano, and pitchers Ryan Dempster, Carlos Marmol, Kerry Wood, Carlos Zambrano.
Chicago White Sox’s left-hander Chris Sale also earned the final American League roster spot. Sale is 8-1 in 14 starts with a 2.08 ERA and will join teammates Alexei Ramirez and Jose Abreu in his third straight All-Star game appearances.