Justin Turner celebrates first All-Star selection in real time

Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas front and Eric Hosmer behind in the dugout after scoring against the Seattle Mariners during a baseball game Tuesday

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was the victor in the American League. He is leading the NL pack that consists of another pair of third basemen, including defending NL MVP Kris Bryant and Anthony Rendon, as well as first basemen Mark Reynolds and Justin Bour of the host Miami Marlins.

Turner set a record with 20.8 million votes, the most one player has ever received in the competition's 16-year history.

Turner and Moustakas are both Southern California natives, and their respective clubs aligned in a dual effort to get them the final invites to Tuesday's game in Miami.

Moustakas in the AL beat out Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, and Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison.

Turner, 32, is hitting an MLB-best.384 with a.473 on-base percentage (also MLB-best).

Moustakas, who leads the Royals with 25 home runs, will appear in the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday night on ESPN.

Turner will be joining four other teammates: Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen.

This will be Turner's first time at the All-Star Game, and with the Dodgers playing like baseball's hottest team, it should be especially gratifying for the nine-year veteran. Schwarber rejoined the team and was installed in the starting lineup for the series finale with the Milwaukee Brewers, batting fifth and playing left field.

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