ST. LOUIS — Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal and outfielder Carlos Beltran will start for the National League in the All-Star game on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Furcal received 3,972,921 votes in the fan balloting, edging San Francisco's Brandon Crawford (3,666,897) for the starting nod.
Beltran was ranked second behind San Francisco's Melky Cabrera in fan voting among outfielders. Beltran received 6,469,408 votes compared to 7,521,784 for Cabrera.
The NL team will be managed by Tony La Russa, who retired last October after 16 years in the Cardinals' dugout. He will be assisted by his long-time pitching coach Dave Duncan along with other members of his St. Louis coaching staff.
Other Cardinals named to the NL squad Sunday were catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Lance Lynn, both elected in voting by their peers. Molina was defeated by San Francisco's Buster Posey for the starting spot behind the plate in the fan balloting.
Furcal is batting .280 with 12 doubles, five home runs, 31 RBIs and nine stolen bases in 76 games. Beltran, in his first season with the Cardinals, is batting .310 with 10 doubles, 20 home runs and an NL-leading 61 RBIs in 75 games.
Furcal will make his third trip to the All-Star game, but it will be his first start. He joins Ozzie Smith (1983-92), Edgar Renteria (2003-04) and David Eckstein (2005) as the only St. Louis shortstops to earn a starting spot.
Beltran, meanwhile, will make his seventh All-Star Game appearance and his fifth start. He collected his 2,000th career hit Friday and his 400th career double Saturday.
Posey's selection over Molina was disappointing for Cardinals fans. Molina is enjoying his best season with a .311 average, 15 doubles, 13 home runs and 45 RBIs in 71 games --in addition to his stellar defense.
Posey, who set a single-season NL record with 7,621,370 votes, is batting .300 with 14 doubles, 10 homers and 42 RBIs in 71 games.
This will be Molina's fourth All-Star game. Molina finished with 5,118,865 votes.
Lynn (10-4, 3.62 ERA) made his first All-Star team via the player voting, which was completed last Sunday. Lynn has struggled in his last three starts, going 1-2 with a 9.98 ERA.
Lynn wasn't expected to be a starter until spring training when an injury to Chris Carpenter opened a spot.
Other NL starters are: Cincinnati's Joey Votto at first base; Atlanta's Dan Uggla at second base; San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval at third base; and Los Angeles' Matt Kemp and San Francisco's Melky Cabrera in the outfield.
Kemp is injured and is not expected to play in the game, which could elevate Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, the fourth-leading vote-getter among outfielders in the fan balloting, into a starting spot. That would probably mean Beltran will play center field in the game.
The Cardinals' David Freese finished third behind Sandoval and New York's David Wright in third-base balloting by fans.
Matt Holliday finished sixth in outfielder voting, and Lance Berkman, who is expected to be sidelined until August with a knee injury, was third in first-base voting.
Other pitchers on the NL team are: Matt Cain, San Francisco; Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati; R.A. Dickey, New York; Gio Gonzalez, Washington; Cole Hamels, Philadelphia; Joel Hanrahan, Pittsburgh; Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles; Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta; Wade Miley, Arizona; Jonathan Papelbon, Philadelphia; Stephen Strasburg, Washington; and Huston Street, San Diego.
Other players on the NL squad are: third baseman Wright; catcher Carlos Ruiz, Philadelphia; second baseman Jose Altuve, Houston; shortstop Starlin Castro, Chicago; shortstop Ian Desmond, Washington; first baseman Bryan LaHair, Chicago; and outfielders Braun; Jay Bruce, Cincinnati; Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado; Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh; and Giancarlo Stanton, Miami.
Former Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, of the Los Angeles Angels, did not make the American League team. Pujols finished fifth in fan balloting at first base.
Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez, drafted and developed by the Cardinals, made the AL team in voting by the players. Perez began Sunday with an AL-leading 23 saves.
AL starters are: catcher Mike Napoli, Texas; first baseman Prince Fielder, Detroit; second baseman Robinson Cano, New York; third baseman Adrian Beltre, Texas; shortstop Derek Jeter, New York; outfielder Josh Hamilton, Texas; outfielder Curtis Granderson, New York; outfielder Jose Bautista, Toronto; and designated hitter David Ortiz, Boston.
Other position players on the AL roster are: catcher Joe Mauer, Minnesota; catcher Matt Wieters, Baltimore; shortstop Elvis Andrus, Texas; shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland; third baseman Miguel Cabrera, Detroit; second baseman Ian Kinsler, Texas; first baseman Paul Konerko, Chicago; outfielder Adam Jones, Baltimore; outfielder Mike Trout, Los Angeles; outfielder Mark Trumbo, Los Angeles; designated hitter Billy Butler, Kansas City; and designated hitter Adam Dunn, Chicago.
The rest of the AL pitching staff is: Ryan Cook, Oakland; Matt Harrison, Texas; Felix Hernandez, Seattle; Jim Johnson, Baltimore; Joe Nathan, Texas; David Price, Tampa Bay; Fernando Rodney, Tampa Bay; C.C. Sabathia, New York (injured); Chris Sale, Chicago; Justin Verlander, Detroit; Jered Weaver, Los Angeles; and C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles.