Braun edged in fan vote, still an All-Star

Ryan Braun is a National League All-Star for the fifth straight season, voted to the squad via the player ballot.

He had been voted to the starting lineup by fans in each of the past four season, but this year came up short. Matt Kemp, Carlos Beltran and Melky Cabrera won the outfield starting spots.  Braun still has a good chance to start because Kemp is out with a hamstring injury.

In what I consider a stunner, Zack Greinke appears to have missed the cut. That’s a shame, considering his stellar first half and the fact the game is being held at Kauffman Stadium, where Greinke began his career with the Royals and won his American League Cy Young Award.

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