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Pair of Class A pitchers named to All-Star game


KANSAS CITY -- Christian Binford and Alec Mills, Royals prospects with Class A Advanced Lexington, were selected to play for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. The game is set for June 18 at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.

Binford was a 30th-round selection for the Royals in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. He is 4-2 with a 2.67 ERA in 10 starts, holding opponents to a .226 batting average. He was 3-0 in five May starts with a 2.03 ERA.

Mills was a 22nd-round draft pick in last year's Draft. He is 1-2 with a 1.59 ERA and six saves in 16 appearances. Opponents have a .157 batting average against him with only 19 hits in 34 innings. He finished May with a 0.89 ERA, allowing only two earned runs in 20 1/3 innings.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com and Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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