Chris Sale, Anthony Rizzo heading to All-Star Game as Final Vote winners
White Sox lefty Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo have won the Final Vote for the All-Star Game.
The last roster spot for each All-Star team has been claimed. Major League Baseball announced that Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale and Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo have won the Final Vote fan voting.
Sale beat out Detroit Tigers righty Rick Porcello , Houston Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel , Los Angeles Angels righty Garrett Richards and Cleveland Indians righty Corey Kluber . Rizzo beat out Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton , Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon and Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee.
In 14 starts and 95 innings this year, the 25-year-old Sale is 8-1 with an AL-leading 2.08 ERA. He should have been named to the All-Star Team outright, if you ask me. Sale will be heading to his third Midsummer Classic.
Rizzo, 24, came into Thursday hitting .280/.387/.512 (145 OPS+). He ranks second in the NL with 20 home runs. This will be his first All-Star Game.
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