HOUSTON -- Multiple members of the team with the best record in the Majors, the Astros, may earn starting nods on the American League's All-Star team at the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 11 in Miami.In the latest Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update, released on Tuesday, Astros
HOUSTON -- Multiple members of the team with the best record in the Majors, the Astros, may earn starting nods on the American League's All-Star team at the All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 11 in Miami.
In the latest Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot update, released on Tuesday, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve maintained the top spot at the same position, roughly 600,000 votes ahead of the field -- at 1,615,938 votes. But the big move came from Carlos Correa, who surged past the Tribe's Francisco Lindor in the race to start at shortstop for the AL. Correa has tallied 1,176,486 votes to 1,054,295 for Lindor, who led at the position in the first two updates.
A third Houston star is making a bid to start in the Midsummer Classic, with George Springer moving into third place among outfielders with 804,826 votes to lead the Indians' Michael Brantley, who's in fourth place with 776,487 votes.
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Astros datcher Brian McCann is second at the position with 791,517 votes behind Kansas City's Salvador Perez (1,025,982). Yuli Gurriel (first base), Evan Gattis (designated hitter) and Alex Bregman (third base) are all in fifth place at their respective positions. Carlos Beltran (outfield) is seventh and Josh Reddick (outfield) is in 11th.
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 10:59 p.m. CT. 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.
Christian Boutwell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Houston.