Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Jesus Aguilar, Jean Segura win online vote for final all-star spots

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Cassandra Castillo | 12 July, 2018, 11:57

First baseman Jesus Aguilar was announced as the victor of the NL "Final Vote" contest Wednesday night.

The Mariners asked fans to #SendSegura, and send they did.

Seattle shortstop Jean Segura won the American League Final Vote and was added to the All-Star Game roster. "It's unbelievable. It feels really good". Since the All-Star Final Vote began in 2002, Aguilar is now the third Brewers player to win the competition, following Geoff Jenkins (2003) and Corey Hart (2008). His total was the second-highest in the history of the All-Star Final Vote, trailing only Justin Turner's 20.8 million votes past year.

Aguilar and Segura were announced as the winners of Major League Baseball's Final Vote during Wednesday's edition of MLB Network Tonight. Segura entered play Wednesday in the majors with a.329 batting average and second in hits (116), trailing only reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve (124).

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This will be Segura's second All-Star appearance.

Segura, meanwhile, punched a ticket to his second Midsummer Classic by securing more votes than Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi, New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton, Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons.

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. In addition, Segura is the first Mariners player to ever come out on top of an All-Star Final Vote.

Aguilar is now an All-Star for the first time.

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