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Manny leads voting

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  June 27, 2006 03:46 PM

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Nine-time American League All-Star Manny Ramirez has passed Vladimir Guerrero to become the ALís top overall vote-getter in the most recent balloting update for the All-Star Game. Ramirez has 1,936,373 votes, putting him ahead of Guerreroís 1,932,366 votes. The final selections for the 2006 All-Star team will be announced on Sunday.

Ramirez, who trailed Guerrero by 41,000 just last week, is now ahead of the Angels outfielder by 4,007 votes due to taking in 459,000 votes on the week.

The Red Sox and Yankees continue to dominate the AL voting. David Ortiz (1,666,940) has maintained his lead at first base while Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (1,867,418) and third baseman Alex Rodriguez (1,751,939) are the top vote-getters at their position for the Yankees.

In the voting for catcher, Jason Varitek (1,090,102) has a slim lead over Ivan Rodriguez (1,047,987) of the surprising Tigers in the closest race in the AL. Minnesota's Joe Mauer (769,284) and Jorge Posada (768,280) of the Yankees are three and four in the catcher balloting respectively.

In the battle for second base, the Yankees Robinson Cano (1,045,221) still maintains his lead over Mark Loretta (966,652) of the Red Sox while Tadahito Iguchi (849,149) of the Chicago White Sox is within striking distance.

Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios continues to lead the AL in write-in votes with 273,812.

Hereís how the latest voting update breaks down:

First base
1. David Ortiz, Red Sox 1,666,940
2. Jason Giambi, Yankees 1,016,991
3. Paul Konerko, White Sox 755,096
4. Travis Hafner, Indians 674,048
5. Mark Teixeira, Rangers 448,977

Second base
1. Robinson Cano, Yankees 1,045,221
2. Mark Loretta, Red Sox 966,652
3. Tadahito Iguchi, White Sox 849,149
4. Jose Lopez, Mariners 516,501
5. Placido Polanco, Tigers 456,930

Shortstop
1. Derek Jeter, Yankees 1,867,418
2. Miguel Tejada, Orioles 1,401,157
3. Michael Young, Rangers 541,202
4. Alex Gonzalez, Red Sox 482,901
5. Juan Uribe, White Sox 403,111

Third base
1. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 1,751,939
2. Mike Lowell, Red Sox 876,520
3. Troy Glaus, Blue Jays 630,421
4. Joe Crede, White Sox 599,885
5. Eric Chavez, Athletics 511,264

Catcher
1. Jason Varitek, Red Sox 1,090,102
2. Ivan Rodriguez, Tigers 1,047,987
3. Joe Mauer, Twins 769,284
4. Jorge Posada, Yankees 768,280
5. A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox 622,351

Outfield
1. Manny Ramirez, Red Sox 1,936,373
2. Vladimir Guerrero, Angels 1,932,366
3. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 1,393,462
4. Johnny Damon, Yankees 1,221,891
5. Vernon Wells, Blue Jays 980,502
6. Jermaine Dye, White Sox 801,941
7. Torii Hunter, Twins 737,014
8. Coco Crisp, Red Sox 643,437
9. Scott Podsednik, White Sox 642,385
10. Gary Sheffield, Yankees 634,708
11. Trot Nixon, Red Sox 590,766
12. Magglio Ordonez, Tigers 559,722
13. Hideki Matsui, Yankees 512,222
14. Grady Sizemore, Indians 509,152
15. Carl Crawford, Devil Rays 339,518

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