If All-Star Game voting ended today, the New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano would be starting at second base for the American League, over the Texas Rangers’ Ian Kinsler--who has actually held a lead over Cano for most of the voting period thus far.
Cano just overtook Kinsler in voting in the latest announcement of voting totals, which, per the Dallas Morning News, came out on Monday. The Yankees’ second baseman has around 100,000 more votes than Kinsler at the moment, and if the voting holds, the American League will have an all-Yankee middle infield on July 10 in Kansas City, as Derek Jeter remains in the lead over Elvis Andrus at shortstop.
Josh Hamilton still leads in overall voting with a little north of 7.3 million votes. It appears all but certain that Hamilton will break Jose Bautista’s record for votes, set in 2011 at 7,454,753. Hamilton is one of three Rangers still leading his position, with catcher Mike Napoli and third baseman Adrian Beltre being the others.
Nelson Cruz, meanwhile, remains around 90,000 votes behind the aforementioned Bautista for the third and final starting spot in the AL outfield.
Online voting closes Thursday. Fans can vote for the 83rd MLB All-Star Game here.