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Mashed potatoes: Former Idaho minor leaguers hit All-Star homers

American League and Kansas City Royals teammates Eric Hosmer, left, and Salvadore Perez greet after hitting a home run against the National League during the second inning.
American League and Kansas City Royals teammates Eric Hosmer, left, and Salvadore Perez greet after hitting a home run against the National League during the second inning. The Associated Press

The All-Star Game got off to a fast start with three home runs in the first two innings Tuesday night in San Diego — and all three players have Idaho ties.

The Cubs’ Kris Bryant played with the Boise Hawks in 2013, and Royals’ teammates Eric Hosmer (2008) and Salvador Perez (2008-09) played with the Idaho Falls Chukars.

Those three players drove in five of the six runs, and Hosmer won the MVP as the American League beat the National League 4-2. The AL has won four straight All-Star Games.

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