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Giants get three All-Star spots; Bartolo Col? lone A's selection

  • Oakland Athletics' Bartolo Colon adjusts his cap before pitching against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The last-place Giants got three spots on the National League All-Star team. The first-place A's got one on the American League team.

Such is the privilege of management, which in the case of the National League rested in the hands of the Giants' Bruce Bochy. Given the opportunity to fill out the NL roster, Bochy selected catcher Buster Posey, pitcher Madison Bumgarner and second baseman Marco Scutaro.

The A's will be represented solely by pitcher Bartolo Col? when the leagues square off July 16 at the Mets' Citi Field in New York.

The Giants could end up with a fourth representative. Outfielder Hunter Pence is still alive in baseball's online "Final Vote" sweepstakes, but Pence's tax is foreboding — the headliner in that field is the Dodgers' rookie sensation, Yasiel Puig.

Posey, 26, made the team for the second consecutive year but will be a reserve behind the St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina, who won the fan vote by a little more than 400,000 votes. Posey was voted in by fellow players this time. He entered Saturday's game hitting .310 with 12 home runs and 48 RBIs. Posey was voted in as the starter in 2012 ahead of Molina.

Scutaro, 37, was named an All-Star for the first time in his 10-year career. He was batting .313 with two home runs and 18 RBIs entering Saturday. He finished third in the fan balloting at second base.

Bumgarner, 23, was also a first-time selection. He was 8-5 with 3.08 ERA heading into his Saturday start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In the national voting, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis rode the strength of his first-half power surge to pass Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and get the most votes in the All-Star Game balloting.


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