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Corey Knebel named to MLB National League All-Star roster

Brewers closer will be a reserve
Posted: 7:03 PM, Jul 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-03 00:13:14Z

Milwaukee Brewers closer Corey Knebel has been named to the National League All-Star Game roster, the Brewers announced Sunday night.

The right-handed pitcher just set an MLB record for relief pitchers, throwing at least one strikeout in 40 consecutive games. In those 40 games, Knebel owns a 1.13 ERA and 68 strikeouts for the NL Central-leading Brewers.

The 88th MLB All-Star Game will be played July 11 in Miami.