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Indians first baseman Carlos Santana voted starter for All-Star Game

Posted: 7:18 PM, Jun 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-27 19:30:23-04
Carlos Santana

CLEVELAND — Indians first baseman Carlos Santana was voted a starter for this year's All-Star Game .

Santana is the only Indians player who advanced to the final round of voting.

“I’m excited to represent Cleveland alongside the best in Major League Baseball,” said Santana. “To be able to start in my first career All-Star Game, and to do it at home in front of our fans, means everything to me.”

He beat out the Twins' C.J. Cron and the Yankees' Luke Voit to take the starting job.

Santana has the most home runs among first baseman in the AL with 18.

He is the first Cleveland Indian since Jim Thome to start first base for the All-Star Game.

While this election was just for starters, other Tribe players may end up on the AL All-Star team or in the reserves. All-Star reserves and pitchers will be revealed at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, and are determined through a combination of player ballot choices and the commissioner's office.

The All-Star game will be played in Cleveland on July 9.

On Tuesday, Santana confirmed that he will be participating in the 2019 MLB Home Run Derby.

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MLB All-Star Week Schedule

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Friday, July 5

10 a.m.: Play Ball Park opens. The interactive baseball theme park will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day of All-Star Week

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring Twenty One Pilots

8 p.m.: Twenty One Pilots concert begins

Saturday, July 6

6 p.m.: Gates open for the All-Star Concert Series featuring The Killers

8 p.m.: The Killers concert begins

Sunday, July 7

8 a.m.: The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K begins – time subject to change.

3 p.m. Gates open for the MLB All-Star Celebrity Softball Game and All-Star Futures Game doubleheader at Progressive Field. Double-header will feature performances by Welshly Arms and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Following the games is the All-Star Rock 'n' Blast, a fireworks and multimedia show.

Monday, July 8

All-Star Workout Day

8 p.m. The T-Mobile Home Run Derby begins.

Tuesday, July 9

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. The All-Star Parade begins.

7:30 p.m. The 90th annual Midsummer Classic MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard begins at Progressive Field.

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