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Blue Jays OF Bautista leads AL All-Star voting

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6/9/2014 10:32:51 AM
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New York, NY - Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista has moved into the lead for all American League vote-getters in the latest balloting results for the 2014 All-Star Game.

Bautista has received 2,135,223 votes to vault past Angels outfielder Mike Trout for the overall top spot. Trout had held the lead each of the past two weeks and is second overall with 1,945,170 votes.

The third starting outfield spot is currently held by Toronto's Melky Cabrera with 1,096,784 votes. Baltimore's Adam Jones is more than 270,000 votes behind.

Detroit's Miguel Cabrera continues a healthy lead at first base with 1,477,420 votes, well in front of Chicago rookie Jose Abreu's total of 845,059. Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson has 1,470,544 votes and owns the widest margin in the AL with a lead of more than 740,000 votes over Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria.

New York's Derek Jeter still leads at shortstop with 1,376,054 votes, more than 160,000 votes in front of Chicago's Alexei Ramirez, while Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano has 1,111,880 votes and is comfortably ahead of Ian Kinsler of Detroit.

Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters has 1,235,369 votes and is well ahead of New York's Brian McCann, while Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz still maintains a strong advantage over Boston's David Ortiz.

The All-Star Game is scheduled for July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Voting will conclude July 3. The All-Star teams will be revealed the weekend of July 5-6.

Jose Bautista (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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