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And the All-Star Game starters are ...

The starters for the 86th Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati are being announced right now -- live on ESPN and WatchESPN.

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Donaldson leads All-Star vote-getters

Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson racked up an MLB-high 14,090,188 votes for the All-Star Game, breaking the single-season record set by Josh Hamilton in 2012.

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AL All-Star outfield and DH starters

The top votegetters for the American League:

AL All-Star infield starters

The top votegetters for the American League:

  • 1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
  • 2B Jose Altuve, Astros
  • SS Alcides Escobar, Royals
  • 3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
  • C Salvador Perez, Royals
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"I'll see how I feel, I'll see how it goes. I'll let everyone know in the next couple days." -Bryce Harper on if he will be in HR Derby.

NL All-Star infield starters

The top votegetters for the National League:

  • 1B Paul Goldschmidt, D'backs
  • 2B Dee Gordon, Marlins
  • SS Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals
  • 3B Todd Frazier, Reds
  • C Buster Posey, Giants
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NL All-Star outfield starters

The top votegetters for the National League:

Harper sets NL votes record

Nationals OF Bryce Harper received 13,864,950 All-Star Game votes, the most among National Leaguers this season and the most ever for an NL player. Watch All-Star selection show

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Watch: MLB All-Star selection show

Check out who will be starting the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati on July 14. Just how many Royals are getting the nod? Who's getting snubbed? Which teams will end up with the most All-Stars? It's all here. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Angels take first-inning lead

With three hits and and a sac fly from SS Erick Aybar, the Angels made it 3-0 early over Colby Lewis and the Rangers in Arlington. Follow live

Mets get it done on both sides of the ball

Mets LHP Steven Matz allowed just 2 hits and struck out 8 through 6 shutout innings vs. the Dodgers, and he even added an RBI in the 8-0 win. The Mets' offense collected 15 hits to take the series in L.A. Box score


Mariners hold on to split series

Seattle RF Seth Smith's 2-RBI single was enough to secure the 2-1 win over the A's to split the 4-game series in Oakland. M's LHP Mike Montgomery gave up 1 run through 5 2/3 IP and Fernando Rodney earned the save. Box score


Blue Jays rough up Verlander

Jose Bautista hit his 17th HR as part of a 6-run 5th inning against Justin Verlander, who allowed 7 runs and is still seeking his first win of the year.


Mets add another to already large lead

The Mets added another run vs. the Dodgers behind a Wilmer Flores RBI double. Though Logan Verrett grounded out in his first MLB at-bat to end the inning with the bases loaded, the Mets have a comfortable 8-0 in the 8th. Follow live

Royals rally for walkoff win over Twins

Eric Hosmer drives in Lorenzo Cain all the way from first to give K.C. a 3-2 win over Minnesota.


Watch: BBTN before All-Star selections

Check out all that's happening around MLB as the BBTN crew prepares for the All-Star Game starters to be announced at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Sun on Mets' side

Mets CF Juan Lagares hit a ball to deep right field that Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig just couldn't find in the sun as two runs scored to put the Mets up 7-0 in the 7th. Follow live