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Wong and Taveras Excited About Futures Game

(Springfield, Mo.) -- Two Springfield Cardinals will play in Sunday night's All-Star Futures game in Kansas City.
(Springfield, Mo.) -- Two Springfield Cardinals will play in Sunday night's All-Star Futures game in Kansas City.

    Second baseman Kolten Wong will represent the United States team, which is managed by George Brett.

    Wong was batting .317 entering Wednesday's game with 7 HR, 33 RBI and 15 stolen bases.

    Outfielder Oscar Taveras will play for the World Futures team managed by Bernie Williams.

    Taveras is batting a Texas League best .327 this season and has a league-leading 178 total bases.
   
    He's second in homers with 17 an din RBI with 62. He's tied for the league lead with 23 doubles.

    "It's really exciting," said Taveras. "My first Futures game so I'm really excited to go play a good game and that's fun. Me and Kolten Wong have done a pretty good job this year."

    "It's really exciting for us to know that know that we're going to be able to play in the Futures Game," said Wong. "Especially for me this is only my first full year. So it's awesome. It's exciting. I've talked to a lot of people at home and they can't wait for it to happen. My parents are flying up and it's the first time they've seen me play here so it's going to be good."
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