Twins third baseman Miguel Sano continues to lead American League All-Star balloting at third base, taking a large lead over Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez.
Sano has 1,010,060 votes, more than 300,000 ahead of Ramirez (697,747) in numbers released by MLB on Tuesday. Baltimore’s Manny Machado (677,925), Toronto’s Josh Donaldson (527,680) and Houston’s Alex Bregman (512,734) are next.
Sano has 15 home runs and 46 RBI, with a .965 OPS.
The closest AL race is at first base, where Oakland’s Yonder Alonso leads Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera by fewer than 5,000 votes.
Other position leaders are catcher Salvador Perez of Kansas City, second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa of Houston, designated hitter Nelson Cruz of Seattle, and outfielders Aaron Judge of the Yankees, Mike Trout of the Angels and George Springer of Houston.
Judge leads the AL in the triple crown categories with 22 home runs, 50 RBI and a .347 batting average.
The top five at each position were released. There were no other Twins players listed.