Mike Trout and Albert Pujols Named All-Stars

Mike Trout and Albert Pujols to represent Angels in Mid-Summer Classic.

The Los Angeles Angels will have at least two representatives on the American League All-Star Roster in 2015.

For the fourth straight year, Mike Trout has been named an All-Star, and will start for the third consecutive year. Trout becomes the first Angel to start in three straight All-Star Games, since Vladimir Guerrero from 2004-2007. Rod Carew holds the current Halos franchise record with six consecutive starts (1979-1984).

Trout topped all American League outfielders in votes, by nearly two-million and trailed Blue Jays', Josh Donaldson, by 77,167 votes for the overall top vote-getter. Trout did lead in votes on the players' ballots, leading Tigers' Miguel Cabrera by 32 votes (785 total votes).

Trout becomes the eighth American League player to start in three All-Star Games prior to his 24th birthday, joining the likes of; Rod Carew, Joe DiMaggio, Ken Griffey Jr., Al Kaline, Mickey Mantle, Ivan Rodriguez and Ted Williams.

Trout is the current reigning All-Star Game MVP, and in All-Star Games is 4-for-7, with two RBI, two doubles, a triple, a run and a walk.

Joining Trout for the Mid-Summer Classic will be Albert Pujols. Pujols will be making his 10th All-Star Roster, and will start for the injured Miguel Cabrera, marking his fifth start at first base and seventh overall.

Not listed on the reserves are Angels pitchers, Huston Street and Hector Santiago. Street has a 2.34 ERA and 23 saves on the 2015 campaign, and Santiago holds a 5-4 record, 2.40 ERA, which is fourth best among American League starting pitchers.



Taylor Blake Ward is a Senior Publisher for Scout.com, and can be contacted via email (taylorblakeward@yahoo.com), or Twitter, @TaylorBlakeWard.



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