Jun 14, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT
Adrian Gonzalez, who has driven in a run during each game of Boston’s current nine-game winning streak, has overtaken Mark Teixeira in the AL All-Star balloting in the update announced Tuesday. He has 2,027,537 votes to 1,774,024 for Teixeira.
If Gonzalez can stay ahead of Teixeira, he might be the only non-Yankee infielder starting in Phoenix. Robinson Cano has second base all locked up, while Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter are about 300,000 votes ahead of their closest competition (Adrian Beltre and Asdrubal Cabrera, respectively). Russell Martin is set to be the catcher.
The Yankees will also have a starter in the outfield, with Curtis Granderson nearly guaranteed a spot alongside leading vote-getter Jose Bautista. Josh Hamilton has 350,000 votes on Jacoby Ellsbury for the third spot, with Ichiro Suzuki and Carl Crawford further behind.
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