Brewers Gomez, Ramirez named All-Star Game starters; Perkins, Suzuki to represent Twins

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Relief pitcher Glen Perkins and catcher Kurt Suzuki will represent the Minnesota Twins at next week's All-Star Game in their backyard.

   Suzuki makes the All-Star Team for the first time. He's hitting .306 and has 18 doubles along with 34 RBI.

   Perkins will pitch for the American League team for the second straight year. The former Minnesota Gopher has 20 saves.

   Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is on the AL coaching staff for the July 15th game at Target Field.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers are sending four players to the All-Star Game this year -- the most since 2007.

Centerfielder Carlos Gomez and third baseman Aramis Ramirez have been elected to the National League's starting lineup in fan voting. Rosters were announced Sunday evening.

Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and closer Francisco Rodriguez also made the squad. The Brewers are the only NL team with more than one starting player.

The All-Star Game is set for Tuesday, July 15 in Minneapolis.

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