Bautista passes 4 million All-Star votes

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Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista remained the top vote-getter in either league, moving past 4 million votes for the AL All-Star team.

In the fourth round of balloting figures, released Tuesday by Major League Baseball, the right fielder and reigning major league home run king has more than 4,156,940 votes and is the first major league player to pass the 4 million mark.

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano remained second behind Bautista with nearly 3.67 million votes.

In the outfield, Bautista led New York's Curtis Granderson, Texas' Josh Hamilton and Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury.

Indeed, Yankees continue to dominate the starting lineup, although they did lose one spot during the last round of balloting when Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez jumped past Mark Teixeira. This week Gonzalez has eclipsed the 3 million mark of votes while Mark Teixeira has collected 2,407,665 votes.

Gonzalez's teammate David Ortiz received more votes than any other player last week and now leads the designated hitter spot by more than 1.35 million votes over the Rangers' Michael Young.

Alex Rodriguez remained the leading vote-getter at third base, Derek Jeter led all shortstops and Russell Martin topped the voting among catchers.

Cano was trailed at second base by Boston's Dustin Pedroia, while Texas' Adrian Beltre trailed Rodriguez at third, Cleveland's Asdrubal Cabrera was Jeter's only real competition at short and Martin has a big lead on Detroit's Alex Avila behind the plate.

The All-Star Game will take place July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix.


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