Brandon Crawford earns first career All-Star starting nod


SAN FRANCISCO–Brandon Crawford is the proud owner of one Silver Slugger, two World Series rings and three Gold Glove awards.

Crawford’s résumé is jam-packed, but he’ll need to make room for a new line.

The Giants infielder was named the starting shortstop for the National League in the 2018 All-Star Game Sunday.

Crawford, 31, is the only Giants player who earned a starting nod in this year’s game, but he won’t be the only member of his team traveling to Washington, D.C.

Catcher Buster Posey was named a reserve for the National League squad after leading National League catchers for much of the voting period. The Giants backstop was passed by Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, who will start the game at Nationals Park July 17. The selection was the sixth of Posey’s career and his fourth in a row.

Crawford entered Sunday’s series finale against the Cardinals hitting .300 with 10 home runs and 39 RBIs. He was named to the All-Star team as a reserve in 2015, but he’s in the midst of a career year and is on pace to set new personal bests in a variety of offensive categories.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

      

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