Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino was included on the All-Star Game ''Final Vote'' online and mobile-device ballot after not being on the National League roster announced Sunday.
Victorino, a 1999 St. Anthony High School graduate, is joined on the ballot by Washington Nationals shortstop Christian Guzman, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds and San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval.
Votes can be cast at www.mlb.com until 10 a.m. HST on Thursday. The game is scheduled for July 14 in St. Louis.
''I'm very excited,'' Victorino, who finished fifth among NL outfielders in fan voting, said in a story posted on the Phillies' Web site. ''I guess I never expected something like this to come. Now we leave it up to the Philly faithful. I think I've got a good chance. I've got faith in the Phillies fans.''
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, the manager for the NL, selected the five players for the final ballot.
Going into Sunday's games, Victorino was batting .304 (96-for-316, tied for fifth in the NL in hits) with five home runs, 35 RBIs, 55 runs (tied for third), six triples (tied for first) and 13 stolen bases (tied with Reynolds for ninth) in 17 attempts.
Guzman was batting .316 (90-for-285, 10th in the NL in average) with three homers, 21 RBIs and 40 runs.
Kemp was hitting .303 (90-for-297) with 10 homers, 44 RBIs, 43 runs, five triples (tied for third in the NL) and 19 stolen bases (tied for fourth) in 22 attempts.
Reynolds was hitting .269 (80-for-297) with 23 homers (third in the NL), 58 RBIs (tied for seventh), 52 runs, and a .562 slugging percentage (eighth). He has been caught stealing five times.
Sandoval was hitting .333 (93-for-279, tied for fourth in the NL in average, and eighth in the NL in hits) with 12 homers, 44 RBIs, 23 doubles (tied for fifth) and a .566 slugging percentage (seventh).
The National League's starting outfielders are the New York Mets' Carlos Beltran, Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun and Philadelphia's Raul Ibanez. The reserves are Brad Hawpe of the Colorado Rockies, Hunter Pence of the Houston Astros and Justin Upton of the Diamondbacks.
Both Beltran and Ibanez are on the disabled list.
Ibanez has been on the DL since June 18 with a strained left groin. The Phillies posted a story on their Web site Saturday saying the start date for a rehabilitation assignment has not been determined.
Beltran, who has a bone bruise in his right knee, has not played since June 21. On Tuesday, the Mets said he was unlikely to return until after the All-Star break.
Victorino received 2,123,079 votes from fans.
Braun finished with 4,138,559 votes, Ibanez with 4,053,355 and Beltran 2,812,295. The Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano was fourth among NL outfielders in fan votes with 2,692,994, and the Milwaukee Brewers' Mike Cameron (2,018,879) was sixth.
Ibanez was one of two Phillies voted as NL starters. The other was second baseman Chase Utley. First baseman Ryan Howard made the team as a reserve.
On the Phillies site, Howard was quoted as saying: ''You know what? I might actually vote for Shane. I should. Yeah, I think I'll vote for Shane 25 times and then I'll go on somebody else's computer.''
Oakland Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki, a 2001 Baldwin graduate, was not on the American League roster. The A's will be represented by relief pitcher Andrew Bailey.
The starting American League catcher is the Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer, who going into Sunday was batting .390 but needed three more plate appearances to qualify for the league leaders, and had 14 homers and 45 RBIs. The Cleveland Indians' Victor Martinez, who entering Sunday was hitting .304 with 14 homers and 57 RBIs (sixth in the AL), was chosen as a reserve.
Suzuki was batting .282 with five homers and 32 RBIs.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols was the top vote-getter with 5,397,374 --- the second-highest total in major league history, trailing only Ken Griffey Jr.'s six million votes in 1994.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was the top AL vote-getter with 4,851,889.
Boston pitcher Tim Wakefield, in his 17th major league season, was named to an All-Star team for the first time. He is one of six Red Sox on the AL roster.
The Mets have the most players on the NL roster, with four.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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