The Insider: Moustakas, Martinez grab final spots for MLB All-Star Game

The rich got richer for next week's All-Star Game as the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals each added another player via the fan vote on Friday.

The rich got richer for next week’s All-Star Game as the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals each added another player via the fan vote on Friday.

Third baseman Mike Moustakas becomes the seventh Royals All-Star and right-hander Carlos Martinez gives the Cardinals six for the game at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.

Moustakas, who led American League vote-getters at third base until Toronto’s Josh Donaldson made a late run to usurp him, received more fan votes for the final roster spot than Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, Detroit Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

Moustakas, who is hitting .301, will join Royals teammates Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar, Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera on the AL squad. Alex Gordon was voted in as a starter but is injured and will not play.

Martinez was chosen over Los Angeles Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and New York Mets reliever Jeurys Familia. Martinez will join five St. Louis teammates: Jhonny Peralta, Matt Holliday, Yadier Molina, Trevor Rosenthal and Michael Wacha.


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Two from area get hole-in-ones

Lori Jacobson of Willmar pocketed her fifth hole-in-one on Thursday at Dacotah Ridge Golf Club in Morton.

Jacobson used a 5-hybrid to get an ace at No. 4 from 135 yards out.

Gerard Ninow of Willmar recorded his first hole-in-one on Thursday as well at Island Pine Golf Club in Atwater.

Ninow used a gap wedge from 130 yards out to ace No. 7.

- Tribune Sports

Waterama runs in Glenwood on July 25


The Glenwood Waterama Rotary 10K and 5K Run/Walk and Glenwood State Bank Magic Mile take place on Saturday, July 25 at 8 a.m. in Glenwood.

The run course follows the south shore of Lake Minnewaska and finishes in the city park across from the historic Lakeside Ballroom. Participants must register in advance if they would like to guarantee a T-shirt. Registrations received after July 10th will receive T-shirts while supplies last.

Registration is available online at under the event registration tab. Entry fee for people registering prior to July 24 is $20. Same day registration is $25.

Contact Jeremy at for more information.

- Tribune Sports


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