Trout, Bautista, Jeter lead AL All-Star voting

 

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New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Trout of the Angels, Toronto's Jose Bautista and retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter lead all American League players in the first balloting figures for the 2014 All-Star Game.

This year's Midsummer Classic will take place July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Trout tops the league with 764,007 votes, followed by fellow outfielder Bautista with 675,290 votes. Jeter, a 13-time All-Star playing his final season, is next at 602,525.

Trailing Trout and Bautista among outfielders are a pair of first-year Yankees. Jacoby Ellsbury is third with 417,452 votes, followed closely by Carlos Beltran at 401,101.

Jeter has a comfortable lead at shortstop, as Alexei Ramirez of the White Sox trails by nearly 130,000 votes.

Two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera of Detroit leads Angels slugger Albert Pujols at first base, while first-year Tiger Ian Kinsler has an edge of just under 6,000 votes over first-year Mariner Robinson Cano at second base with Boston's Dustin Pedroia a close third.

Oakland's Josh Donaldson leads Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria at third base and Baltimore's Matt Wieters has a large margin over New York catcher Brian McCann. Boston's David Ortiz is the front-runner at designated hitter, more than 17,000 votes ahead of Baltimore's Nelson Cruz.

Voting will conclude July 3. The All-Star teams will be revealed the weekend of July 5-6.

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