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Alonso keeping pace in bid for first ASG

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OAKLAND -- A's first baseman Yonder Alonso continues to keep pace with 11-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera in Esurance All-Star Game Ballot voting.

Alonso, demolishing his previous career-high home run mark, has brought in 433,570 votes. Detroit's Cabrera leads the way with 475,826, while Cleveland's Carlos Santana (420,336), Kansas City's Eric Hosmer (399,545) and Houston's Yuli Gurriel (336,117) round out the Top 5.

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OAKLAND -- A's first baseman Yonder Alonso continues to keep pace with 11-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera in Esurance All-Star Game Ballot voting.

Alonso, demolishing his previous career-high home run mark, has brought in 433,570 votes. Detroit's Cabrera leads the way with 475,826, while Cleveland's Carlos Santana (420,336), Kansas City's Eric Hosmer (399,545) and Houston's Yuli Gurriel (336,117) round out the Top 5.

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Aiming for his first Midsummer Classic appearance in his hometown of Miami, Alonso entered Tuesday with 16 home runs. His previous career high for a season was nine, set in 2012 with the Padres. Alonso was hitting .303 overall, with 34 RBIs.

VOTE NOW for #ASGWorthy players

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 8:59 p.m. PT. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 88th Midsummer Classic, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.

Jane Lee has covered the A's for MLB.com since 2010.

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