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It’s time for another All-Star voting update.

According to Joey Nowak at, Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has widened his lead over Mark Teixeira in the All-Star voting.  Gonzalez has been on hitting the cover off of the ball his month, posting an eye-popping .447/.512/.803 triple slash line in 86 plate appearances.  Combining patience and power to go along with his Fielding Bible Award quality defense, he’s emerged as not only an obvious choice to be the American League’s starter at first base, but also the early season front runner for the AL MVP award.  Through June 21st, he’s accumulated over 3 million votes; besting his division rival by more than 600,000 votes.  With only a week remaining in the process, it’s all but certain A-Gone will start the July 12th game in Arizona.

Elsewhere in the voting process, David Ortiz has locked down the Designated Hitter spot; outpacing his nearest competitor, Michael Young, by more than 1.3 million votes.  To date, Ortiz is the Red Sox top vote getter.  Given Gonzalez’s torrid pace recently, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him overtake Big Papi within the next few days.

Jacoby Ellsbury is still very much in the hunt, and stands in fourth place behind Jose Bautista, Curtis Granderson, and Josh Hamilton.  While no one’s going to catch either Bautista or Granderson, Hamilton’s spot looks to be vulnerable.  Hamilton’s lead over Ellsbury has narrowed to roughly 150,000 votes; the gap between the two players was 350,000 votes just one week prior.  With a big push by Red Sox Nation over the next seven days, it’s entirely conceivable Ellsbury could over take the 2010 AL MVP for the third and final starting outfield slot.

Here are the American League voting totals through Tuesday.



Russell Martin, Yankees: 2,226,797

Alex Avila, Tigers: 1,730,511

Joe Mauer, Twins: 1,341,474

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox: 1,135,617

Yorvit Torrealba, Rangers: 980,697


Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox: 3,017,960

Mark Teixeira, Yankees: 2,407,665

Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: 1,771,893

Mitch Moreland, Rangers: 890,468

Paul Konerko, White Sox: 676,194


Robinson Cano, Yankees: 3,664,498

Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox: 2,239,172

Ian Kinsler, Rangers: 1,452,880

Orlando Cabrera, Indians: 910,941

Ben Zobrist, Rays: 828,771


Alex Rodriguez, Yankees: 2,876,537

Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 2,307,380

Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox: 2,025,438

Evan Longoria, Rays: 1,639,405

Brandon Inge, Tigers: 490,734


Derek Jeter, Yankees: 2,654,040

Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians: 2,242,157

Elvis Andrus, Rangers: 1,513,929

Jhonny Peralta, Tigers: 875,371

Marco Scutaro, Red Sox: 813,888


David Ortiz, Red Sox: 3,116,578

Michael Young, Rangers: 1,760,195

Jorge Posada, Yankees: 1,120,830

Victor Martinez, Tigers: 932,711

Johnny Damon, Rays: 864,535


Jose Bautista, Blue Jays: 4,156,940

Curtis Granderson, Yankees: 3,473,227

Josh Hamilton, Rangers: 2,400,408

Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: 2,249,323

Carl Crawford, Red Sox: 1,789,097

Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners: 1,537,101

Nelson Cruz, Rangers: 1,462,426

Nick Swisher, Yankees: 1,271,843

Brett Gardner, Yankees: 1,120,179

J.D. Drew, Red Sox: 1,112,720

Matt Joyce, Rays: 1,038,098

Jeff Francoeur, Royals: 906,983

Grady Sizemore, Indians: 867,281

David Murphy, Rangers: 785,630

Shin-Soo Choo, Indians: 764,817

If you’re interested in participating in the All-Star voting process, you can do so either online or via your mobile device by clicking this link.  All ballots must be submitted by no later than June 30th at 11:59 P.M. to be counted.  Let’s show our favorite Red Sox players our support by getting to the polls, and voting for them as much as possible.  Remember, each fan can only vote up to 25 times…well, because clearly, voting 26 times is going overboard…