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Royals threatening to turn mid-summer classic into a game of Monopoly

Royals threatening to turn mid-summer classic into a game of Monopoly

The All-Star game is about to begin a Blue Period. As of Monday's update of fan voting, which ends July 2, the American League starting lineup for the July 14 game in Cincinnati would consist of Angels center fielder Mike Trout and eight Kansas City Royals, one of whom has the lowest OPS (on-base-plus-slugging percentage) in the major leagues. What in the name of Omar Infante is going on here? "Their fans are out there voting; you can't take that away from them," Trout, the three-time All-Star who has a firm hold on the second spot among AL outfielders, said of Royals fans. "They have a right to vote." True, but with home-field advantage for the World...

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