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Royals' Mike Moustakas wins Final Vote, selected to All-Star Game

Royals' Mike Moustakas wins Final Vote, selected to All-Star Game

After reviving his career over three strong seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, 32, signed a four-year, $64 million deal with the club in December.

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was the victor in the American League. Turner received over 20 million votes, the most ever for the Final Vote.

Moustakas was leading on Wednesday afternoon in the Final Vote, and there was a big push to get people to vote on Twitter.

Both third baseman won the final fan vote and will occupy the last voted-in spots for the game. Kris Bryant finished second in the NL voting.

Moustakas in the AL beat out Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, and Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison.

Turner was slowed down at one point this season by a hamstring strain, but he leads all major leaguers with at least 250 plate appearances in batting average (.384) and on-base percentage (.473). This season, Moustakas is hitting.275/.309/.570 with 25 home runs, 54 runs scored, and 44 runs in 320 PA.

Pitchers who start their team's final game before the All-Star break aren't eligible to compete in the Midsummer Classic. Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger will also represent the Boys in Blue. Join the Through the Phog team!

All-Star Week kicks off on Monday, July 10 with a highly anticipated Home Run Derby at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN.

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