Jose Altuve was voted to be a starter at second base for the American League. For the Astros’ slugger, it’ll be his eighth time he’s been selected to the All-Star Game, which is an Astros franchise record. That also ranks as the third-most selections in MLB history.
Altuve is batting. 280 with 17 home runs and 32 RBIs.
The Astros power-hitting designated hitter Yordan Álvarez didn’t get the fan vote to be a starter. That went to the Angels Shohei Ohtani. But Álvarez is having a monster of a season, with 26 home runs and a .312 batting average, so he should be among those in the lineup once the rest of the rosters are announced on Sunday.