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Monday, June 18, 2012

Prince still leading ASG fan voting; Miggy 2nd at 3B

The updated American League fan voting totals were released Monday, and Prince Fielder is still the lead dog in the first-place polling by 265,252 votes, making him by far the best shot for the Detroit Tigers to start in the All-Star Game on July 10.

Miguel Cabrera (1,869,727) trails Texas' Adrian Beltre (2,251,304) by 381,577 votes at third base, but is more than 427,000 votes ahead of third-place Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fielder, who started two of his three All-Star games for the National League in his years with the Brewers, leads all AL first basemen with 1,946,045 votes. The White Sox's Paul Konerko is second with 1,680,793 votes.

Center fielder Austin Jackson, who missed 21 games with an abdominal strain, is the only other Tigers player who appears among the top vote-getters at his position, his tally of 741,877 ranks 12th among AL outfielders. He's behind all three Opening Day outfielders for both the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees. That includes Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner, who's played just nine games this season.


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