Four Cardinals get nods for MLB's All-Star Game

News-DemocratJuly 6, 2014 

Catcher Yadier Molina, pitchers Adam Wainwright and Pat Neshek, and third baseman Matt Carpenter will represent the St. Louis Cardinals in the 85th All-Star Game on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Molina, an All-Star for the sixth time in his career, will start for the National League after winning the fan vote at catcher. Molina, whose six-game hitting streak came to an end Sunday in the Cardinals' 8-4 loss to Miami, is batting .292 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs.

Wainwright (11-4, 1.89 ERA) made the team in balloting by other NL players, and could receive consideration to be the NL starter along with the Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw.

Neshek (2-0, 0.77 ERA) and Carpenter (.282, four homers, 32 RBIs, 55 runs scored) were named to the team by their manager, Mike Matheny.

Wainwright is an All-Star for the third time, while Carpenter made the team for the second straight time in his career.

Neshek, the Cardinals' most consistent reliever, is a first-time All-Star. He used to play in Minnesota and his brother is a member of the Twins' grounds crew.

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