Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 10/27/11
Voted on by 55 members of major league front offices, 26 AL executives and 29 NL executives, Sporting News has released its 2011 AL and NL All-Star teams, presented by Gillette Odor Shield. Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander, chosen as the team's starting pitcher, was the only unanimous selection in the AL. He was joined by teammate Alex Avila at catcher. The New York Yankees had three starters on the team: center fielder Curtis Granderson, second baseman Robinson Cano and reliever Mariano Rivera. Granderson received 25 votes, as did fellow outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury of the Boston Red Sox and Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays. Rounding out the AL lineup are Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and Cleveland Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera. In the NL, Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp was the only unanimous selection. Teammate Clayton Kershaw joined him on the roster as the starting pitcher. Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun received 28 votes, and teammate Prince Fielder was selected as the NL's starting first baseman. A pair of Atlanta Braves also made the lineup: catcher Brian McCann and rookie reliever Craig Kimbrel. Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton joined Kemp and Braun in the outfield, while Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez and Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki rounded out the infield. Full All-Star Teams AMERICAN LEAGUE C Alex Avila, Tigers 1B Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox 2B Robinson Cano, Yankees 3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers SS Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays OF Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox OF Curtis Granderson, Yankees DH: David Ortiz, Red Sox SP Justin Verlander, Tigers RP Mariano Rivera, Yankees NATIONAL LEAGUE C Brian McCann, Braves 1B Prince Fielder, Brewers 2B Brandon Phillips, Reds 3B Aramis Ramirez, Cubs SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies OF Matt Kemp, Dodgers OF Ryan Braun, Brewers OF Justin Upton, Diamondbacks SP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers RP Craig Kimbrel, Braves This week's awards schedule: Monday: Sporting News' AL and NL managers of the year Tuesday: Sporting News AL and NL comeback players of the year Wednesday: Sporting News' AL and NL rookies of the year Thursday: Sporting News' AL and NL All-Star teams Friday: Sporting News' player of the year
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