Bautista continues to lead balloting
By Sports Network
|Jose Bautista has earned 2,142,867 votes to lead all players, including ones from the National League. (REUTERS/Joe Giza)
NEW YORK -- Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista remained the top vote-getter among American League players in the second balloting figures for the 2011 All-Star game.
Bautista, who entered Tuesday's action with a major league-best 20 home runs and 47 runs scored, has earned 2,142,867 votes to lead all players, including ones from the National League.
Bautista is joined in the outfield by Curtis Granderson (1,725,654) of the New York Yankees and 2010 AL MVP Josh Hamilton (1,229,040) of the Texas Rangers.
Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki (970,622), an AL All-Star in each of his last 10 seasons, is fourth among outfielders, followed by Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury (871,897) and Nelson Cruz (768,115) of the Rangers.
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano has compiled 1,930,762 total votes, which ranks second overall in the majors. He's joined in the infield by teammates Mark Teixeira (1,333,445) at first base, 11-time All-Star Derek Jeter (1,454,795) at shortstop and 13-time All-Star Alex Rodriguez (1,515,188) at third.
New York's Russell Martin (1,317,557) is the leading vote-getter among catchers, while Boston's David Ortiz (1,160,590) tops all designated hitters.
The All-Star Game will take place on July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix.