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MLB All-Star Game 2013 roster: Miguel Cabrera heads American League squad

Miguel Cabrera may not have finished as the leading vote-getter, but he will headline the AL's starting lineup in the All-Star Game.


The American League roster for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game was announced during the selection show on Saturday, and Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera will headline the AL squad as he makes his eighth All-Star appearance.

Cabrera, the 2012 AL MVP, will anchor a very powerful starting lineup. Heading into Saturday's game, Cabrera was hitting .361/.451/.663. He leads MLB in batting average and RBIs, and is second in home runs to Chris Davis. Cabrera will be joined by a few teammates, as Prince Fielder, Jhonny Peralta, Torii Hunter, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander were also named to the team.

Davis, who boasts an MLB-leading 33 home runs, finished as the leading vote-getter after surpassing Cabrera late in the week. Davis will be one of three Orioles in the starting lineup, as J.J. Hardy will start at shortstop and Adam Jones will start in center field.

Fans will be able to cast their votes through Thursday for one of Joaquin Benoit, Steve Delabar, David Robertson, Tanner Scheppers or Koji Uehara, each of whom were picked as the AL's Final Vote candidates.


Joe Mauer, C, Minnesota Twins
Chris Davis, 1B, Baltimore Orioles
Robinson Cano, 2B, New York Yankees
J.J. Hardy, SS, Baltimore Orioles
Miguel Cabrera, 3B, Detroit Tigers
Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles
Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
David Ortiz, DH, Boston Red Sox


Jason Castro, C, Houston Astros
Nelson Cruz, OF, Texas Rangers
Edwin Encarnacion, DH, Toronto Blue Jays
Prince Fielder, 1B, Detroit Tigers
Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City Royals
Torii Hunter, OF, Detroit Tigers
Jason Kipnis, 2B, Cleveland Indians
Manny Machado, 3B, Baltimore Orioles
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Boston Red Sox
Jhonny Peralta, SS, Detroit Tigers
Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City
Ben Zobrist UT, Tampa Bay Rays


Max Scherzer, SP, Detroit Tigers
Justin Verlander, SP, Detroit Tigers
Felix Hernandez, SP, Seattle Mariners
Clay Buchholz, SP, Boston Red Sox
Bartolo Colon, SP, Oakland Athletics
Yu Darvish, SP, Texas Rangers
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, Seattle Mariners
Brett Cecil, SP, Toronto Blue Jays
Justin Masterson, SP, Cleveland Indians
Joe Nathan, RP, Texas Rangers
Glen Perkins, RP, Minnesota Twins
Mariano Rivera, RP, New York Yankees
Chris Sale, RP, Chicago White Sox
Jesse Crain, RP, Chicago White Sox

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