Holliday to start in All-Star game

By: AP
By: AP

Colorado's Matt Holliday will replace injured Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano in the National League starting lineup for Tuesday's All-Star game at Yankee Stadium.

Soriano has been on the disabled list since June 12 because of a broken left hand from being hit with a pitch from Atlanta's Jeff Bennett. Soriano was one of three outfielders elected to the starting lineup in fan voting, joined by Cubs teammate Kosuke Fukudome and Milwaukee's Ryan Braun.

NL manager Clint Hurdle of the Colorado Rockies said today that Holliday will get to start because he finished second to Braun in player voting, which is used to select the reserves.

Hurdle planned to wait to fill Soriano's roster spot until after Thursday's competition of fan voting for the final place on the team.


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