Arenado named NL starter for third straight All-Star game

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado beat out Atlanta’s Josh Donaldson and Chicago’s Kris Bryant for his fifth All-Star selection (also 2015-18) and third consecutive fan-elected start. Arenado becomes the first NL third baseman to win three consecutive fan elections since Scott Rolen won four straight from 2002-05 while with St. Louis (2002) and Philadelphia (2003-05). The only other NL third basemen to win three straight since fan voting was restored in 1970 were Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt (six straight from 1979-84) and Matt Williams (three straight from 1994-96). In addition, Arenado matches former Rockies Todd Helton and Larry Walker for the most fan elections in franchise history.

The All-Star game will take place July 9th at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.