5 Astros named to American League All-Star team

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve celebrates as he crosses the plate on his two run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) (Michael Wyke, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Five Houston Astros have been named to the American League All-Star team.

Second Baseman Jose Altuve will start the Midsummer Classic in his 8th All-Star appearance, while Justin Verlander has a chance to be the starting pitcher in his 9th All-Star appearance.

Left-handed starting pitcher Framber Valdez, Designated Hitter Yordan Alvarez, and Outfielder Kyle Tucker were all named to their first All-Star game as reserves.

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