Six Tigers are heading to the All-Star game in New York

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Tigers lead the majors with six players voted into the upcoming MLB All-Star game at Citi Field, where Max Scherzer will receive his first taste of the Midsummer Classic on July 16.

Scherzer, who became the first pitcher in the majors to begin a season 13-0 since Roger Clemens in 1986, is the fourth pitcher in Major League history to start a season at least 13-0.

There is a chance that Scherzer could start for the American League All-Stars.

Justin Verlander will make his sixth trip to the All-Star game, but will most likely not play since he's prepared to start shortly before the All-Star break.

Third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who leads the majors with a .360 batting average and sits second behind Chris Davis with 27 home runs, locked up his first career fan-elected start and his eighth Midsummer Classic selection overall. 

Cabrera was the leading vote-getter by fans, and will start at third base for the American League All-Stars.

First baseman Prince Fielder; shortstop Jhonny Peralta and right fielder Torii Hunter will also make a trip to New York. After Game 2 with the Cleveland Indians, Hunter says this could be his "final" All-Star game.

The 2013 All-Star Game final vote will determine the 34 th A.L. roster spot, a competition that will feature pitchers Joaquin Benoit from Detroit; Steve Delabar of Toronto; David Robertson of the Yankees; Tanner Scheppers of the Rangers; and Koji Uehara of the Boston Red Sox.

The Tigers six All-Star selections mark Detroit's most since 1985, when they also had six All-Stars.

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