Mauer and Perkins Make AL All-Star Team

Created: 07/06/2013 7:22 PM KSTP.com

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Twins catcher Joe Mauer and closer Glen Perkins were named to the 2013 American League All-Star Team on Saturday.

Mauer was voted in as the AL's starting catcher for the 4th time in his career and it is his 6th All-Star selection overall.   Mauer is hitting .314 with 25 doubles this season.

Perkins is making his 1st All-Star Game appearance.   He has 20 saves and a 1.93 ERA in 2013.   There were also seven other former Twins players named to the All-Star Game (Torri Hunter, Michael Cuddyer, J.J. Hardy, Carlos Gomez, David Ortiz, Jesse Crain and Joe Nathan).

The All-Star Game is Tuesday, July 17th at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.