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Royals Fall in Cleveland as Perez, Gordon, Holland Named All Stars

Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon, and Greg Holland make their second straight trip to the Major League Baseball All Star Game as a group.
(CLEVELAND, Ohio) Despite a 4-1 loss to Central Division foe Cleveland to finish a three-game series, three Royals players got good news on Sunday.

Catcher Salvador Perez, left fielder Alex Gordon, and closer Greg Holland have been named to the 2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game. All three represented Kansas City in last year's game in New York City. 

Perez will get the start behind the plate, filling in for injured Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who won the fan vote. The Royals standout caught Mariano Rivera's final All Star appearance as a reserve last season. 

All three players were elected via player vote as no Royals player finished in the top five in fan voting at any position. 

The summer exhibition is set for Sunday, July 13 at Target Field in Minneapolis. 

AL Starters (fan vote)

Matt WietersOrioles
1B Miguel CabreraTigers
2B Robinson CanoMariners
SS Derek JeterYankees
3B Josh DonaldsonAthletics
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles
OF Jose BautistaBlue Jays (leading vote-getter overall)
OF Mike TroutAngels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles

AL Pitchers

RHP Yu DarvishRangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David PriceRays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg HollandRoyals
LHP Glen PerkinsTwins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees

AL Reserves

Salvador Perez, Royals -- will replace Wieters (Tommy John surgery) in the starting lineup
Derek Norris, Athletics
Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose AbreuWhite Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose AltuveAstros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael BrantleyIndians


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