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Rodriguez, Jeter lead AL voting

May 30, 2007 at 10:41 PM

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees and Boston's David Ortiz paced the voting Wednesday in the initial AL All-Star balloting results.

Rodriguez had collected 843,550 votes at third base in balloting that continues through June 28. Jeter led at shortstop with 657,383 votes and Ortiz paced all first basemen with 601,770.

The top three outfielders in the voting were Vladimir Guerrero of the Los Angeles Angels (578,430), Manny Ramirez of Boston (449,372) and Ichiro Suzuki of Seattle (362,245).

New York's Robinson Cano led at second base with 322,944 while Detroit's Placido Polanco had 282,251. At catcher, Detroit's Ivan Rodriguez had 370,322, while Minnesota's Joe Mauer had 328,974.

Fan voting determines the eight starters for the American League, after which AL Manager Jim Leyland of Detroit will select the pitchers and reserves. The All-Star Game will be played July 10 in San Francisco.

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