Os get four All-Stars
The Orioles will be very well represented at this year’s 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game with four players —Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Darren O’Day and Zach Britton— unveiled Monday night as part of the American League team.
It marks the first All-Star selections for both Britton and O’Day, who have helped keep Baltimore’s back end of the bullpen one of baseball’s best.
The 27-year-old Britton is among the League leaders with 23 saves and has converted a career-high 19 consecutive opportunities. O’Day is 5-0 with a 1.14 ERA in 33 games. Over 31 2/3 innings, the siderarmer has allowed just four earned runs with eight walks against 42 strikeouts.
Of the group, Jones is the veteran as this marks his fifth All-Star selection and comes despite some injuries this season. After missing just five games over the previous three years, Jones was sidelined with both ankle and shoulder injuries but managed to avoid the disabled list. He is batting .286 with 10 homers and 38 RBIs entering Monday’s game.
Machado is having a fantastic first half and has already hit a career-high 17 home runs. He has 46 RBIs and, despite a rocky start, is playing sensational defense at third base. This marks his second All-Star selection.
Machado— who turned 23 Monday— has a team-high 13 steals and also leads the O’s in on-base percentage (.356), runs scored and doubles out of the leadoff spot.
The 86th All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports (7 p.m. ET air time, 8:15 first pitch), in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.