Brewers Headline NL All Stars

Starting pitcher Ben Sheets, first baseman Prince Fielder, shortstop J-J Hardy and closer Francisco Cordero will all represent the Brewers for the National League squad. The game will be played July Tenth in San Francisco.

Sheets also appeared in the All-Star game in 2001 as a rookie and again in 2004. He is 10-and-3 with a 3-point-1-9 E-R-A in 17 starts this season. His ten wins tied him for the N-L lead as of today.

Fielder is making his first All-Star appearance, edging out the Cardinals' Albert Pujols.

Fielder entered play today batting .284. His 27 home runs lead the N-L and he has 66 R-B-Is in 80 games.

Hardy entered today's game batting .281 with 18 home runs and 51 R-B-Is.

Cordero's only other All-Star appearance was as a Texas Ranger in 2004. The right-hander leads the Majors with 27 saves.
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Three players from the Minnesota Twins have made the American League All-Star team.

Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau and Johan Santana were named to the team this afternoon.

Hunter and Morneau were added to the All-Star roster based on the results of balloting among players. Santana was selected by A-L manager Jim Leyland. He'll be making his third straight All-Star appearance.

Hunter's only other appearance was 2002. In that game, he made one of the memorable catches in All-Star history, stealing a home run from Barry Bonds. This will be Morneau's first All-Star appearance.

Reliever Pat Neshek could become the fourth Twins player on the team. He is a finalist for the All-Star Final Vote, an online poll that runs through five o'clock Thursday afternoon.


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