Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman and Toronto reliever Steve Delabar won the fan voting for the final spots in next week's All-Star game, meaning Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig is likely headed for a few days off after a terrific stretch to begin his major league career.
Freeman set a record with 19.7 million votes, and Puig was second. Major League Baseball did not release the vote total for Puig, but did say the Cuban defector also surpassed the previous record for the final vote of 15.6 million for Shane Victorino in 2009.
In 78 games, Freeman was hitting .307 with nine homers and 56 RBIs.
"It's unbelievable," Freeman said. "I'm kind of speechless."
MLB said a record 79.2 million votes were cast between the two leagues, easily cruising past the previous record of 68.6 million from 2009. Votes were cast through text message, Twitter and MLB.com.
Puig will not get to play in the July 16 game at Citi Field unless he is added as an injury replacement.
Delabar won with 9.6 million votes. The right-hander is 5-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 37 games.
The Braves and Blue Jays had partnered up in the process, asking their fans to vote for each other's player.
Brewers: Left fielder Ryan Braun will miss at least three games after being placed on bereavement leave. Braun was expected to return to the lineup Thursday night against Arizona, but left the team because of a family medical issue, according to the team.
Rays: Left-hander Matt Moore (13-3, 3.44 ERA in 19 starts) replaced injured Texas pitcher Yu Darvish on the AL All-Star roster. Moore is 24.
Wrigley to get Jumbotron: The Chicago Cubs reached an agreement with the city that would allow the team to build a left-field Jumbotron at historic Wrigley Field while adding another sign in right field, the team announced.
The Cubs will be able to erect a 5,700-square-foot Jumbotron in left field of the 99-year-old ball park and a 650-square-foot sign in right field.
Red Sox: David Ortiz passed Harold Baines to become Major League Baseball's career leader in hits by a designated hitter.
Ortiz collected his 1,689th hit as a DH when he doubled to left-center field leading off the second inning late Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field .
Ortiz already holds marks for the most runs scored, doubles, home runs, extra-base hits and RBIs by a designated hitter. He had four hits on Tuesday night to tie Baines' mark.