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Ethier and Broxton Selected To All-Star Game

The Dodgers will have two All-Stars in Anaheim for the midsummer classic, in Andre Ethier and Jonathan Broxton have made the squad.

Ethier is the first Dodger to start an All-Star Game since Russell Martin was behind the plate in 2007 in San Francisco. Ethier broke his right pinkie finger on May 15 in San Diego, and at that point was leading the National League in home runs, runs batted in, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS, the sextuple crown if you will.Since coming back from the disabled list, Ethier is hitting just .246/.290/.373, but he still leads all NL outfielders with a .940 OPS.

That last Dodgers outfielder to start an All-Star Game was Reggie Smith in the 1980 game at Dodger Stadium. Darryl Strawberry was elected to start in 1991, but was injured and did not play.

This is Broxton's second full season as closer, and second straight All-Star berth. Even though he has allowed five runs in the last week, Broxton still has a 2.08 ERA, and leads all major league relievers with a 1.32 FIP and a 2.01 x-FIP.