New York, NY – Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera leads all American League vote-getters in the first results from All-Star balloting.
Cabrera, last year's AL MVP and Triple Crown winner, has never been elected as an All-Star starter by the fans. He has 1,500,165 votes, well ahead of New York second baseman Robinson Cano's total of 1,235,230. Both Cabrera and Cano have healthy margins at their respective positions.
Baltimore slugger Chris Davis, the current major league leader in home runs with 20, has a narrow margin over Detroit's Prince Fielder at first base. Davis has received 1,176,016 votes, while Fielder has picked up 1,059,300.
The closest race is shortstop, where Texas' Elvis Andrus has a lead of a little more than 10,000 votes over Baltimore's J.J. Hardy. Minnesota's Joe Mauer leads at catcher and Boston's David Ortiz has a wide margin at designated hitter.
Mike Trout of the Angels, Baltimore's Adam Jones and Detroit's Torii Hunter hold the three top outfield spots in the balloting. Texas' Nelson Cruz trails Hunter by about 49,000 votes for the final position.
Voting will continue through July 4 and the teams for the July 16 All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York will be unveiled on July 7.