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Aaron Judge, Ronald Acuña Jr. Earn All-Star Game Starts

The finalists for the MLB All-Star Game were announced on Thursday night ahead of the game on Tuesday, July 19.

The two MLB stars that earned the most votes in each league already were named starters for the All-Star Game. The top vote-getter in the American League Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, who received 3,762,498. The National League’s top vote-getter with 3,503,188 votes was Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr..

Judge will make his second consecutive All-Star appearance and his fourth overall in his seven-year career. The outfielder currently leads MLB with 29 home runs and 62 runs scored, and he is slashing .290/.365/.636.

Reigning World Series champion Acuña Jr. also earned his second consecutive All-Star selection, although he missed the game last year due to a knee injury, and his third overall in his five-year career. He missed the beginning of the season to have ACL surgery, but through 43 games, he’s slashing .281/.372/455 with seven home runs.

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Every remaining position on both teams consists of two finalists heading into the round two of voting. The remaining starting positions for the All-Star Game will be announced on Friday, July 8, after Round 2 of voting.

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