CLEVELAND - Cleveland Indians' reliever Chris Perez and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera have been named the American League All-Stars for the second season in a row.
Perez, who turned 27 on Sunday, is tied for the majors lead with 23 saves in 24 chances. The streak is second longest in franchise history within a single-season. Jose Mesa saved 38 straight in 1995.
So far, Perez has posted an 0-1 record with a 2.76 ERA in 31 relief appearances. You may remember in 2011 he threw a scoreless inning during the All-Star Game in Phoenix.
Cabrera, who has been red-hot as of late, is hitting .298 with 18 doubles, one triple and 11 home runs. He has 40 RBIs in 68 games.
Cabrera leads all American League shortstops in slugging percentage (.493). The last Indians shortstop to make consecutive All-Star teams was Omar Vizquel in 1998-99.
In his All-Star debut last year, Cabrera went 0-2.
The 83rd All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium is set for July 10.
Both Tribe players were selected by teammates in last weekend's voting.
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