Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was the only newcomer among the top two at each position. Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista holds the overall lead.
With one exception, the top two vote-getters at each American League position held their ground in the latest round of fan balloting for the July 15 All-Star Game at Target Field, announced Monday.
The exception was at third base, where the Rangers’ Adrian Beltre took over the No. 2 spot from the Rays’ Evan Longoria, behind leader Josh Donaldson of the Athletics. But Donaldson, who just ended an 0-for-33 slump Sunday, has more than double the votes of Beltre — 1,953,423 to Beltre’s 953,318.
The tightest competition is for the third starting job in the outfield, currently held by the Blue Jays’ Melky Cabrera at 1,454,528 votes. The A’s Yoenis Cespedes, the Orioles’ Adam Jones and the Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury also have more than a million votes. The top two spots are again held by the Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista (2,906,878) and the Angels’ Mike Trout (2,544,658).
At first base, the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera is the only other AL player to have at least 2 million votes, with 2,030,773.
Baltimore’s Matt Wieters still leads at catcher with 1,488,884 votes, more than 400,000 votes more than the Yankees’ Brian McCann, but it was announced Monday that Wieters will have Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery and miss the rest of the season.
Balloting for All-Star Game starters ends July 3.
AL ALL-STAR VOTE LEADERS
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 2,030,773
Jose Abreu, White Sox, 1,117,743
Albert Pujols, Angels, 869,164
Chris Davis, Orioles, 777,807
Mark Teixeira, Yankees, 569,288
Robinson Cano, Mariners, 1,513,052
Ian Kinsler, Tigers, 1,117,345
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox, 1,008,809
Brian Dozier, Twins, 642,122
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang||5||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||3|
|Atlanta - LP: S. Marimon||5||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: B. Cecil||6|
|Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale||12||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez||3|
|Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar||4||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||2|
|Cincinnati - LP: H. Bailey||2||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez||5|
|San Diego - LP: C. Kimbrel||6||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: Z. Rosscup||7|
|Baltimore||4||Bottom 9th Inning|
|Milwaukee||1||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Miami||0||Top 2nd Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Top 2nd Inning|
|NY Yankees||0||Top 2nd Inning|
|Oakland||0||Top 2nd Inning|
|Arizona - R. De La Rosa||8:05 PM|
|San Francisco - C. Heston|
|Colorado - J. Lyles||8:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - Z. Greinke|
|Texas - C. Lewis||8:10 PM|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez|
|Milwaukee||24||1st Qtr 2:21|
|Houston||0||1st Half 25:00|
|Orlando City||6:30 PM|
|Toronto FC||7:30 PM|
|Vancouver FC||8:30 PM|
|Real Salt Lake|
|Sporting Kansas City||9:30 PM|