Rizzo, Bryant, Zobrist among 7 Cubs headed to MLB All-Star Game
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs will boast more than a handful of players at this year’s MLB All-Star Game.
Anthony Rizzo, Ben Zobrist, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant and Dexter Fowler were all voted in to the mid-summer classic, while pitchers Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta also made the National League roster.
The Cubs lead all MLB teams with five starters; the Boston Red Sox garnered four starters on the American League side.
Pitcher Chris Sale of the White Sox, who has been dominating opponents to a 14-2 record thus far, made the American League team. He is the lone representative for the South Siders, who are currently in fourth place in the American League Central Division.
The Cubs own the National League Central’s best record at 52-31, a whopping 8.5 games ahead of their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals.
This year’s All-Star Game is July 12 in San Diego.