Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel finished third in the AL All-Star Game final vote fan balloting, which concluded Thursday afternoon. As expected, Rangers rookie right-hander Yu Darvish won the vote. White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy placed second.
For the first time since 2005, the Orioles will be well-represented at the All-Star Game. Major League Baseball announced the Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Jim Johnson have been selected by their peers to play for the American League in the Midseason Classic at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
After dropping the rubber match, 4-2, to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon before an announced crowd of 33,919, the Orioles (29-19) have now lost five of seven games as they embark on a tough road trip to Toronto, Tampa Bay and Boston.