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Cabrera still tops AL All-Star vote

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Updated: 6/23/2013 8:21 am

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera remains the leader among all American League players in All-Star balloting.

The reigning AL MVP and Triple Crown winner, who has never been elected as an All-Star starter by the fans, has received 4,337,223 votes to easily outdistance Baltimore's Manny Machado (2,097,804) at third base.

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis ranks second among AL vote-getters with 3,960,299 and leads the Tigers' Prince Fielder by nearly 1.4 million votes at that position.

Davis is one of four Baltimore players currently in position to start. Adam Jones (3,571,693) and Nick Markakis (1,915,860) are first and third, respectively, in the outfield, with the Angels' Mike Trout (3,548,195) in between. Toronto's Jose Bautista trails Markakis by just over 48,000 votes for the final outfield spot.

Baltimore's J.J. Hardy continues to lead the race at shortstop with 2,548,682 votes, followed by Detroit's Jhonny Peralta at 1,838,500.

Boston's David Ortiz (3,247,462) has a large lead over Texas' Lance Berkman (1,519,503) for the starting nod at designated hitter, with the New York Yankees' Robinson Cano (3,032,183) and Minnesota's Joe Mauer (2,788,972) also holding onto the top spots at second base and catcher, respectively.

Voting will continue through July 4, with the teams for the July 16 All- Star Game at Citi Field in New York to be unveiled on July 6.

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