SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Catcher Buster Posey and shortstop Brandon Crawford were named Sunday to the National League lineup for the upcoming All-Star Game.
Crawford was voted into the starting lineup by the fans after hitting .300 with 10 homes and 39 RBIs so far this season. It will be his second All-Star appearance.READ MORE: 'Asians Are Strong' Leads SF Rally To Empower Community
“I went before as a reserve and that was awesome, but to make the starting lineup will be more special,” Crawford told MLB.com. “Whenever you get that much fan support, it’s definitely special.”READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Girl Dead, Woman Wounded in Friday-Evening Shooting in San Francisco
Posey was runner-up in the votes at catcher, finishing second to Willson Contreras of the Chicago Cubs was named to his sixth All-Star team. Contreras garnered 2,127,682 to Posey’s 1,918,966.
“I didn’t know which way it (the fan voting) was going to go,” said PoseyMORE NEWS: Belmont Police Search for Missing Woman and Her 3-Year-Old Son
Brendan Belt also has a chance to make the team as he was one five players who fans will select for the final roster spot.