Miguel Cabrera continues to lead in final All-Star Game fan voting update
DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera continues to bury the competition at first base in the All-Star Game fan voting, but his Detroit Tigers teammates aren’t gaining any ground, as they attempt to catch the leaders at their respective positions.
Cabrera garnered nearly 680,000 votes over the last week, extending his lead over the White Sox’s Jose Abreu by nearly 300,000 votes, and now leads by 1.5 million. At 3,323,380 votes, Cabrera is the third-leading vote-getter in the American League, behind Jose Bautista (4,460,245) and Mike Trout (4,085,657).
The teams will be unveiled next weekend, on the July 6 All-Star selection show on ESPN.
With 404,418 votes in the last week, Victor Martinez (1,822,927 total votes) closed in on second-place David Ortiz (1,948,211) in the designated hitter race, while second-place Ian Kinsler (1,603,185) lost ground to Robinson Cano (2,474,924) among AL second basemen.
Torii Hunter (10th, 1,167,642 votes) is the only Tigers outfielder listed among the top 15 vote-getters.