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Astros' Altuve voted in as All-Star starter; Álvarez will have to wait

Jose Altuve was the top vote-getter in the American League. The rest of the All-Star rosters will be announced on Sunday. It should include Yordan Álvarez.

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have one of the best records in the Major Leagues, and on Friday, one of the superstars who helped them get there was voted as a starter to the All-Star team.

Jose Altuve was voted to be a starter at second base for the American League. For the Astros’ slugger, it’ll be his eighth time he’s been selected to the All-Star Game, which is an Astros franchise record.  That also ranks as the third-most selections in MLB history.

Altuve is batting. 280 with 17 home runs and 32 RBIs.

The Astros power-hitting designated hitter Yordan Álvarez didn’t get the fan vote to be a starter. That went to the Angels Shohei Ohtani. But Álvarez is having a monster of a season, with 26 home runs and a .312 batting average, so he should be among those in the lineup once the rest of the rosters are announced on Sunday.

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