Sports Aguilar, Segura win online vote for final All-Star spots

10:06  12 july  2018
10:06  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Voting for All - Star Final Vote concludes on Wednesday. So if current voting trends hold, Jesus Aguilar of the Brewers will be an All - Star for the first time in his career, and Jean Segura of the Mariners will make it for the second time.

Aguilar garnered a whopping 20.2 million votes to win the NL, with Belt finishing second. Trade rumor grade: Are the Red Sox also making a play for Manny Machado? The best and worst All - Star Game Final Vote gimmicks.

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Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar and Seattle Mariners shortstop Jean Segura won the final two roster spots for next week's All-Star Game in Washington.

Major League Baseball released the results of online balloting for the last slot in each league Wednesday night, with Aguilar drawing 20.2 million votes to secure his first All-Star selection. His total was the second-highest in the history of the All-Star Final Vote, trailing only Justin Turner's 20.8 million votes last year.

The 28-year-old Venezuelan was tied for the National League lead with 23 home runs and becomes the fourth Milwaukee player headed to the game.

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Sports >. Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar is headed to the 2018 MLB All - Star Game thanks to the Final Vote . Segura defeated four other deserving players in the Final Vote results.

Home Sports National Sports Final Vote update: Jesus Aguilar , Jean Segura Tweet on Twitter. The final All - Star roster spot in each league is of course determined by online fan vote . As for the AL and NL All - Star rosters, which now stand at 31 players apiece, you can check those out here.

"The campaign was unbelievable — the people in Wisconsin and around the world really supported me," Aguilar said. "It's a great thing."

Brewers outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich had already been chosen, along with reliever Josh Hader.

Aguilar has 67 RBIs, including 12 in his past seven games, and is batting .307.

"I'm swinging really good right now," he said.

Segura snagged the last American League spot with 13.6 million votes. He was followed by Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, Minnesota Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons.

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The 28-year-old Seattle shortstop was batting .329 and ranked second in the majors with 116 hits. He will join Mariners teammates Nelson Cruz, Edwin Diaz and Mitch Haniger at the All-Star Game. Segura, who made the NL All-Star squad in 2013 with Milwaukee, is the first Seattle player to win the fan voting for the final spot.

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Father Jerry Herda and Rabbi Steve Adams discuss the Brewers' Final Vote campaign to get Jesus Aguilar into the All - Star Game. 8th, 2018. Mariners shortstop Jean Segura is hoping to turn his successful first half into a spot on the All - Star team with the AL Final Vote .

The results of the 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote are in: Jesus Aguilar and Jean Segura are going to the All - Star Game. With the results announced Wednesday on MLB Network, Aguilar of the Brewers and Segura of the Mariners will head to Washington, D.C

"It was unbelievable," Segura said. "I can't believe all those people around the world, the fans, the marketing, the organization, the people in Seattle, my teammates, even Felix (Hernandez) yesterday going around the city trying to get some votes for me. It just feels amazing. It feels special. You come from another country and you see how the people support you around the world, it makes it even more special."

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt finished second in the NL balloting, followed by Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals and Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals.

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