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Jean Segura, Jesus Aguilar win MLB Final Vote

Edwin Diaz leads the major leagues with 35 saves and is second among all relievers with 78 strikeouts. Those numbers were good enough to earn the Mariners closer his first spot on the American League All Star team Jean Segura, Jesus Aguilar win MLB Final Vote
Noah Ferguson | 12 July, 2018, 13:44

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 Mariners shortstop and Brewers first baseman were selected for the last roster spots on the National League and American League All-Star teams in the Final Vote.

The Red Sox launched a #VoteBenny campaign, spearheaded by 2015 All-Star and Benintendi's teammate Brock Holt. He will join Mariners teammates Nelson Cruz, Edwin Diaz and Mitch Haniger at the All-Star Game.

In the NL balloting, he won out over Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals, Brandon Belt of the Giants, Max Muncy of the Dodgers, and Trea Turner of the Nationals. Segura is hitting.329/.356/.467. He is second in the bigs with 116 hits heading into today's games.

The 28-year-old veteran entered Wednesday with 23 home runs, which is tied with Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado for the NL lead, 64 RBIs, which is third in the league behind Eugenio Suarez and Javier Báez.

The All-Star Game is on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

As for Segura, the Mariners infielder is in the midst of a career year at the plate.

With the new All-Star appointments, there are now 28 first-time All-Stars (12 AL, 16 NL), 29 players (16 AL, 13 NL) age 27-or-younger and 24 foreign-born players (15 AL, 9 NL) on the 2018 All-Star rosters. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.

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