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Twins' Nelson Cruz selected to MLB All-Star game

Cruz, who has 18 home runs and 45 RBI this season, is making his first All-Star appearance since 2018 and is his first as a member of the Twins.
Credit: AP
Minnesota Twins' Nelson Cruz bats during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MINNEAPOLIS — Veteran Nelson Cruz became a seven-time All-Star on Sunday when he was selected to represent the Minnesota Twins at this year's MLB All-Star Game in Denver.

Cruz, who has 18 home runs and 45 RBI this season, is making his first All-Star appearance since 2018 and is his first as a member of the Twins.

The Twins are currently in last place in the AL Division but snapped a five-game losing streak on Sunday with a 6-2 win over division rival Kansas City.