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Adrian Gonzalez overtakes Mark Teixeira in AL All-Star balloting

Jun 14, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT

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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 BautistaJosh Hamilton has 350,000 votes on Jacoby Ellsbury for the third spot, with Ichiro Suzuki and Carl Crawford further behind.

The DH appears increasingly likely to be David Ortiz and deservedly so.  He’s opened up a 550,000 ballot lead on Michael Young.

  1. ingloriousmaster - Jun 14, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    good, he should be.

    • marshmallowsnake - Jun 14, 2011 at 7:04 PM

      Yes he should…team allegiance aside…he is having one heck of a year!

  2. aceshigh11 - Jun 14, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    He’s having a monster year…Tex is a helluva player but there’s no comparison to A-Gon, at least this year.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jun 14, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Martin is the question mark. He just might be on the DL very soon.

  4. JMReviews - Jun 14, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Glad that Gonzo is leading. Jeter is a real puzzler. Cabrera is having a much better season. No real complaints for the other choices.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 14, 2011 at 8:25 PM

      Jeter just might be on the DL during the All Star game. It might be in the best interest of everyone if he rested and missed the game.

  5. pisano - Jun 14, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Carl Crawford! and his .246 BA, also Russell Martin and Jeter don’t belong. All this All Star BS is a popularity contest and the fans stuff the ballot boxes. Seriously it’s a joke.

  6. phukyouk - Jun 14, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    this isnt news. the guy is the clear AL MVP at this time no sh*t hes leading the all star voting. hes a gddamn animal.. i am sorry to say.

  7. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 14, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    who cares? game is meaningless, if anything id rather everyone from my team not play cause its a chance for a player to get hurt in a game that simply doesnt matter (and dont tell me about homefield in the WS either)

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