Verlander, Jackson, Granderson get all-star nods, Inge in final vote
The Tigers are back to having a pack at the All-Star Game. This time, it’ll be the young core of the team.
Justin Verlander and Edwin Jackson, whose dominant pitching has been a big reason for Detroit’s lead atop the American League Central, will join center fielder and leadoff man Curtis Granderson at the Midsummer Classic July 14 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. It marks the second time in three years that the Tigers have had as many as three players in the All-Star Game.
All three were selected by player balloting, which took place last week.
The Tigers have a chance at a fourth with Brandon Inge, who’s one of five candidates in the Final Vote. Balloting is now underway at MLB.com. He’ll be vying against former Tigers teammate Carlos Pena, Ian Kinsler, Chone Figgins and Adam Lind.