Braves' Freddie Freeman, Jays' Steve Delabar win All-Star 'Final Vote'
The final two All-Star roster spots have been determined, as Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar are in.
Freeman (.307/.388/.470, 9 HR) prevailed on a five-player ballot that included Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers, Hunter Pence of the Giants, Ian Desmond of the Nationals and Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers. In the end, Freeman's 19.6 million votes were enough to edge Puig.
Here's Freeman's reaction to the news on Twitter ...
Words can't describe how thankful I am to all the fans!! This is a dream come true and it wouldn't of happened without you guys! #GoBraves— Freddie Freeman (@FreddieFreeman5) July 11, 2013
As for Delabar (41 1/3 IP, 1.74 ERA, 57 K), he bested four fellow relievers: David Robertson of the Yankees, Joaquin Benoit of the Tigers, Koji Uehara of the Red Sox and Tanner Scheppers of the Rangers.
This will be the first All-Star appearance each for Freeman and Delabar.
As MLB notes, the total of 79.2 million votes case is a "Final Vote" record.
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