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Yeli to start first All-Star game

June 28, 2019 - 2:29 pm

MILWAUKEE -- Christian Yelich is in the midst of a historically great season. In Cleveland on July 9, that success will be honored with a starting spot on the National League's All-Star team. 

The leading vote getter among all N.L. players, Yelich's All-Star game start will be the first of his career. It's his second All-Star game appearance -- last season was his first All-Star selection. 

Yelich leads all of Major League Baseball with 29 home runs, and he leads the Brewers* in batting average (.335), on-base percentage (.400), slugging percentage (.719), runs batted in (63), hits (93) and stolen bases (17).

Teammates Yasmani Grandal and Mike Moustakas, candidates on the All-Star Starters ballot, were not elected to start the mid-summer classic. It will be Moustakas' third career All-Star appearance and Grandal's second.