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2013 All-Star Game voting: Nick Markakis, Jose Bautista, Torii Hunter in 3-way battle for final AL OF spot


Four Baltimore Orioles currently hold starting positions for the All-Star game.

Major League Baseball released its fourth update of American League All-Star voting on Saturday, and the battle for the final outfield starting position is heating up. Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis currently holds a slim lead with 1,915,860 votes, but Toronto Blue Jays three-time All-Star Jose Bautista (1,867,367) and Detroit Tigers four-time All-Star Torii Hunter (1,851,657) sit close behind.

Markakis is one of four Orioles position players to currently hold a starting position thanks to the fan vote, as first baseman Chris Davis (3,960,299), shortstop J.J. Hardy (2,548,682) and outfielder Adam Jones (3,571,693) all lead their respective positions. Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (4,337,223) still leads overall.

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer (2,788,972) and New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (3,032,183) round out the AL infield leaders. Boston Red Sox eight-time All-Star David Ortiz (3,247,462) leads all designated hitters, while Mike Trout (3,548,195) has received the second most votes in the outfield.

Below are the updated AL vote totals as of 6/22:

Player Team Votes
C Joe Mauer Twins 2,788,972
Matt Wieters Orioles 2,068,032
A.J. Pierzynski Rangers 1,054,093
1B Chris Davis Orioles 3,960,299
Prince Fielder Tigers 2,579,031
Mike Napoli Red Sox 902,562
2B Robinson Cano Yankees 3,032,183
Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 2,135,499
Ian Kinsler Rangers 1,329,136
3B Miguel Cabrera Tigers 4,337,223
Manny Machado Orioles 2,097,804
Adrian Beltre Rangers 1,334,195
SS J.J. Hardy Orioles 2,548,682
Jhonny Peralta Tigers 1,838,500
Elvis Andrus Rangers 1,616,834
OF Adam Jones Orioles 3,571,693
Mike Trout Angels 3,548,195
Nick Markakis Orioles 1,915,860
Jose Bautista Blue Jays 1,867,367
Torii Hunter Tigers 1,851,657
DH David Ortiz Red Sox 3,247,462
Lance Berkman Rangers 1,519,503
Edwin Encarnacion Blue Jays 1,091,593
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