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With three days remaining in the fans’ balloting for the Major League All-Star Game July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix, the Yankees remain in first place in five of the nine positions for the American League squad. Make sure to get your vote in to ensure your favorite Yankees make the trip to Arizona.
Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson are just about locks at second base and in the outfield, respectively. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez have substantial leads at their respective positions of shortstop and third base, and Russell Martin is still the leader of the pack among catchers.
Cano’s vote total of 4,724,816 is second among all AL players to only Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista, who has 5,263,840, and well ahead of second-place second baseman Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox at 2,979,181.
There is a race heating up in the outfield for the third spot alongside Bautista and Granderson (4,582,419). The Rangers’ Josh Hamilton has 3,173,000 votes, which is only 121,325 ahead of the Red Sox’ Jacoby Ellsbury. The Yankees’ Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner ranked eighth and ninth, respectively, among outfielders.
The Yankees are trying to nail down three-quarters of the infield spots. Jeter has 3,392,128 votes and a 506,350-vote lead over second-place shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera of the Indians. A-Rod’s total of 3,735,406 is 800,033 ahead of third base runner-up Adrian Beltre of the Rangers. At first base, unfortunately, the Red Sox’ Adrian Gonzalez with 4,014,722 has moved out to a 937,480-vote head over Mark Teixeira, who is tied with Bautista for the AL home run lead.
Martin, trying for his first All-Star starting assignment, has gotten a huge break with the injury to the Twins’ Joe Mauer and has a 434,527-vote edge over the Tigers’ Alex Avila. Boston’s David Ortiz is a runaway leader at designated hitter with 4,237,014, more than two million higher than his closest competitor, the Rangers’ Michael Young. The Yankees’ Jorge Posada is running third with 1,453,385.
Fans may cast votes for starters up to 25 times exclusively at MLB.com and all 30 club web sites, including Yankees.com, online or via their mobile devices with the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint, which offers English- and Spanish-language versions of the online ballot as well as audio CAPTCHA functionality for the visually impaired. Voting runs until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 30.
The Yankees are still leading in five positions of the American League voting for the All-Star Game July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix. There are eight days remaining in the balloting for fans to make sure a large contingent of Yankees players qualify for the AL starting lineup.
Second baseman Robinson Cano is the second leading vote-getter among AL players with 3,664,498 behind only Blue Jays right fielder Juan Bautista (4,156,940). Cano’s lead is more than a million votes over runner-up Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox.
Also leading in the infield are shortstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Alex Rodriguez. Despite being on the disabled list since June 14, Jeter has totaled 2,654,040 and is ahead of the Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera (2,242,157). A-Rod has 2,876,537 votes and leads by more than half a million over the Rangers’ Adrian Beltre (2,307,380).
Curtis Granderson ranks second among the outfielders with 3,473,227 votes, followed by the Rangers’ Josh Hamilton (2,400,408). Granderson has more than 1.2 million more votes than fourth-place Jacoby Ellsbury of the Red Sox for one of the three starting spots. Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner are eighth and ninth, respectively, among the outfielders.
The other position leader for the Yankees is catcher Russell Martin with 2,226,797, leading the Tigers’ Alex Avila (1,730,511).
Mark Teixeira was leading early in the voting at first base but has since been passed by the Red Sox’ Adrian Gonzalez, who continues to lead, 3,017,960 to 2,407,665. Jorge Posada (1,120,830) is running a distant third in the designated hitter voting behind leader David Ortiz (3,116,578) of the Red Sox and runner-up Michael Young (1,760,195) of the Rangers.
Fans may cast their votes for starters up to 25 times exclusively at MLB.com and Yankees.com – online or via their mobile devices – with the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint, which offers English- and Spanish-language versions of the online ballot as well as audio CAPTCHA functionality for the visually impaired.
When the in-stadium phase of balloting concludes Friday, June 24, fans will have the opportunity to cast their ballots exclusively online at MLB.com and Yankees.com until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 30.
The Yankees’ lead at all four infield positions in the American League All-Star balloting took a hit in the latest tally released Tuesday in which Mark Teixeira was overtaken at first base by the Red Sox’ Adrian Gonzalez in voting for the All-Star Game July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Gonzalez, the AL leader in batting average, runs batted in, hits and total bases, jumped to 2,027,537 votes, more than 250,000 ahead of Texeira, who has 1,774,024. The Yankees still lead at the other three infield positions with Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter.
Cano, whose 2,649,737 votes are the second highest overall behind only Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (3,042,091), is running away with the balloting at second base. A-Rod’s lead at third base is more than 300,000 over the Rangers’ Adrian Beltre. Jeter has a 238,000-vote edge over the Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera and may be jeopardized by going on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday night because of a strained right calf.
However, despite being out of the lineup much of the past week, Russell Martin remains the leading vote-getter among catchers with 1,712,156. The Tigers’ Alex Avila jumped over the Twins’ Joe Mauer, who is on the disabled list, into second place with 1,093,070 votes.
Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson is still a strong second among the outfielders with 2,406,946, a lead of more than 600,000 over third-place Josh Hamilton of the Rangers. Nick Swisher is running eighth and Brett Gardner ninth in the outfield balloting.
In the designated hitter voting, Jorge Posada is running a distant third to the Red Sox’ David Ortiz and the Rangers’ Michael Young. Now that Jorgie is heating up, it is up to Yankees fans to get on his bandwagon, not to mention getting Tex back ahead of Gonzalez.
Fans may cast votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and Yankees.com – online or via mobile device using the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint up to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 30.
Rosters will be announced July 3 during the 2011 All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS. Fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint.
The ballot for the All-Star Game was released Tuesday, and the Yankees will be relying on their fans to make sure they get proper representation on the American League squad.
Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano, who were elected to the AL starting lineup last year, will compete again at their respective positions of shortstop and second base, with first baseman Mark Teixeira and third baseman Alex Rodriguez trying to make it an all-Yankees infield.
That was very nearly the case in 2010, but Tex and A-Rod were overtaken late in the voting by the Twins’ Justin Morneau and the Rays’ Evan Longoria. Rodriguez has been the Yankees’ most consistent hitter in the early going, and Teixeira is off to a much better start this year than last, so the vote totals should be strong.
That, naturally, is up to the fans, who will decide which players will qualify as starters for the All-Star Game July 12 at Chase Field in Phoenix. Fans may cast votes for starters up to 25 times each at Yankees.com online or through their mobile devices by using the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint until 11:59 p.m. June 30. Fans will also be able to vote at Yankee Stadium starting May 10.
Rosters will be announced during the 2011 All-Star Game Selection Show July 3 on TBS. Fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint. Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher made the AL team through that route last year.
Swish is hoping to win a starting nod through the fans ballot this time around as one of the three Yankees outfielders on the ballot, along with Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner. The other Yankees players on the ballot are catcher Russell Martin and designated hitter Jorge Posada, who was a five-time AL All-Star as a catcher.
Martin was on the National All-Star team twice during his years with the Dodgers. Teixeira is a two-time All-Star who represented the Yankees in 2009 at St. Louis and the Rangers in 2005 at Detroit. Granderson was also a 2009 All-Star for the Tigers. Rodriguez has played in 13 All-Star Games, Jeter 11 and Cano two. Gardner is the only Yankees candidate on the ballot who has yet to make an All-Star team.
Lauren Vasil is making a habit of being at Yankee Stadium when the Yankees clinch post-season series.
She was in attendance Oct. 25, 2009 when the Yankees beat the Angels, 5-2, in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series to win the pennant and go on to the World Series.
And she was at the Stadium again Saturday night when the Bombers completed a three-game sweep of the Twins in the AL Division Series to earn another trip to the ALCS later this week. The best thing about this year’s post-season Stadium visit for Lauren and her boyfriend is that it was on the free-o.
Lauren won a pair of tickets for the game from Yankees Universe.
“One day, someone called and said I got tickets,” she said. “I didn’t believe them. It’s awesome.”
Seeing is believing, and Lauren had a panoramic view from the upper deck along the third base line on an ideal autumn evening for a ballgame.
“I wouldn’t sell these tickets for anything,” Lauren said. “How else do you get a chance for tickets for free to a Yankees game? I don’t care where you sit; it’s always a good seat in the house.”
The game ended shortly before midnight, which ended an exceedingly long day for Lauren, who ran in a 5-kilometer race in Pennsylvania earlier Saturday and made it to the Stadium by the time the Yankees came to bat in the bottom of the first inning.
She and her boyfriend were well situated by the time the Yankees got on the scoreboard in the second on a leadoff triple by Robinson Cano and a one-out single by Jorge Posada. The Yankees kept it up to back the pitching of Phil Hughes, who fashioned seven shutout innings in the Yankees’ 6-1 victory.
“I’m hoping I’m good luck,” she said. “It would be very nice.”
Lauren grew up in Hamilton, N.J., and now lives in Bayside, Queens, maintaining her allegiance to the Yankees all the time despite her current residence’s nearness to the Mets’ Citi Field in neighboring Flushing.
“In my family, when you’re born, you’re born Yankees and [football] Giants fans,” she said.
Lauren joined Yankees Universe because she wanted to listen to day games while at work as an online marketer. She enjoyed the benefits for membership that includes ticket discounts, fast-track entrance at the Stadium and the Yankees Museum and discounts at the online shop at Yankees.com.
And on Saturday night, Yankees Universe was Lauren Vasil’s as well.