Trout, Pujols hold steady in All-Star voting
Angels outfielder remains in position to start; first baseman still fifth
Angels star Mike Trout continues to hold on to his starting job for the American League All-Star team, as of the latest update in voting from the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.
With Monday's update, Trout remained the No. 2 vote-getting outfielder, behind Kansas City's Lorenzo Cain and ahead of Cain's teammate, Alex Gordon.
Trout's 3,668,577 votes are fifth-most in the league. He is aiming for his fourth consecutive All-Star Game appearance and third straight start after earning All-Star Game MVP honors last year in Minnesota.
The reigning AL MVP would join Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson (1982-84) and Rod Carew (1979-84), as well as Vladimir Guerrero (2005-07) as the only Angels to earn at least three consecutive fan-elected starts.
Trout's teammate Albert Pujols (587,805 votes) held on to his fifth-place standing among AL first basemen. Eric Hosmer (3,551,005) overtook Miguel Cabrera (2,933,108) for the top spot this week.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 8:59 p.m. PT. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.
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Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
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