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Nelson Cruz Continues to Crush David Ortiz in All-Star Vote

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David Ortiz is running out of time at the ballot box. AP


David's not going to like this official score, either.

Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz -- who has a 1.215 OPS at Fenway Park over the last three seasons -- has received 2,457,349 All-Star votes as he maintains his lead over David Ortiz (1,652,470) in the fan vote.

Ortiz, a nine-time All-Star, is in danger of losing the vote at DH for the first time in the last four elections, has to make up about 800,000 votes with less than two weeks to go in the online balloting. Ortiz could still make it on the team if there's an injury or if he's part of the final player vote. It would be Big Papi's 10th All-Star game in the last 11 years if he's named to the 34-man roster.

Cruz, a two-time All-Star, is tied for first in the major league lead with 23 home runs and is currently second with 60 RBIs.

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The 33-year-old Cruz -- who was suspended for 50 games last season for violating MLB's drug policy -- said that he turned to Biogenesis to deal with a gastrointestinal infection in February 2012.

The American League All-Star vote leaders follow:

FIRST BASE
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers -- 2,645,000
Jose Abreu, White Sox -- 1,420,294
Chris Davis, Orioles -- 1,087,112
Albert Pujols, Angels -- 1,040,316
Mark Teixeira, Yankees -- 718,367

SECOND BASE
Robinson Cano, Mariners -- 2,007,055
Ian Kinsler, Tigers -- 1,338,272
Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox -- 1,264,329
Jose Altuve, Astros -- 932,978
Brian Dozier, Twins -- 841,980

SHORTSTOP
Derek Jeter, Yankees -- 2,353,336
Alexei Ramirez, White Sox -- 1,933,117
J.J. Hardy, Orioles -- 1,259,268
Jose Reyes, Blue Jays -- 871,633
Jed Lowrie, Athletics -- 629,686

THIRD BASE
Josh Donaldson, Athletics -- 2,436,771
Adrian Beltre, Rangers -- 1,346,957
Manny Machado, Orioles -- 1,182,098
Evan Longoria, Rays -- 1,118,453
Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays -- 758,043

CATCHER
Matt Wieters, Orioles -- 1,852,770
Derek Norris, Athletics -- 1,486,850
Brian McCann, Yankees -- 1,344,076
Kurt Suzuki, Twins -- 812,865
A.J. Pierzynski, Red Sox -- 810,050

DESIGNATED HITTER
Nelson Cruz, Orioles -- 2,457,349
David Ortiz, Red Sox -- 1,652,470
Victor Martinez, Tigers -- 1,418,509
Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays -- 1,276,851
Brandon Moss, Athletics -- 796,159

OUTFIELD
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays -- 3,665,208
Mike Trout, Angels -- 3,286,511
Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays -- 1,674,232
Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics -- 1,511,838
Adam Jones, Orioles -- 1,490,000
Michael Brantley, Indians -- 1,284,901
Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees -- 1,264,746
Nick Markakis, Orioles -- 1,170,304
Carlos Beltran, Yankees -- 1,081,686
Torii Hunter, Tigers -- 989,715
Coco Crisp, Athletics -- 748,013
Alex Rios, Rangers -- 742,780
Brett Gardner, Yankees -- 737,736
Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers -- 699,751
Josh Hamilton, Angels -- 696,991

The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 15.