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For fifth time, Nolan Arenado will play in All-Star Game

Posted: 5:55 AM, Jun 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-28 08:01:03-04
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On Thursday evening, the starters for the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game were announced. And once again, Nolan Arenado made the cut.

The 2019 AL and NL All-Star starters were unveiled Thursday on ESPN during “Google MLB All-Star Election Night,” following the conclusion of the first-ever Google MLB All-Star Starters Election.

This is Arenado's fifth time being elected to the All-Star Game and third straight year baseball fans voted him as a National League starter.

Arenado, third baseman for the Colorado Rockies, beat Atlanta’s Josh Donaldson and Chicago’s Kris Bryant for his spot in the All-Star Game.

He is the first NL third baseman to win three fan elections since Scott Rolen won four straight from 2002-2005 while with St. Louis and Philadelphia. The only other NL third basemen to win three in a row were Famer Mike Schmidt (six from 1979-1984) and Matt Williams (three from 1994-1996).

Arenado also matches former Rockies Todd Helton and Larry Walker for the most fan elections in franchise history.

The All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard, is scheduled for July 9 at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, visit www.AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.