Three Texas Rangers named to MLB All-Star Game – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


Three players will represent the Texas Rangers at the Major League Baseball All-Star game in Denver this month, the league announced on Sunday.

Right-handed pitcher Kyle Gibson and outfielder Adolis Garcia will make their first career All-Star appearance, while outfielder Joey Gallo will make their second.

Gibson, 33, is 6-0 in 16 starts and leads the AHL with a 1.98 ERA. He recorded 81 strikeouts again 29 walks in 95 2/3 innings pitched.

Gallo and Garcia are tied for fourth in the AL with 20 homers.

Garcia, 28, leads all American League rookies in hits (78), home runs, runs batted (58) and is second in runs scored (40).

Gallo, 27, hits .234 with 46 RBIs. He starred in the 2019 All-Star Game and hit a solo homerun that ended up being the deciding point in a 4-3 American League win.

The game will be played July 13 at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.

Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game to Colorado from Atlanta in response to a voting law passed by the Georgia legislature.

The Rangers also had three stars in 2019, when Mike Minor and Hunter Pence were also selected. Prior to that, three Rangers had not been on the squad since 2013 (Nelson Cruz, Yu Darvish and Joe Nathan).


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