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AL All-Star voting in final week

NEW YORK -- Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau and Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carl Crawford are holding narrow leads going into the final week of fan voting for starting spots on the AL All-Star team.


Morneau tops Mark Teixeira and Miguel Cabrera in a tight race. Crawford, the MVP of last year's All-Star Game, was ahead of Nelson Cruz on Monday for the third outfield spot.

Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer leads all major league players in fan balloting. Also ahead are shortstop Derek Jeter, second baseman Robinson Cano, third baseman Evan Longoria, designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero and outfielders Ichiro Suzuki and Josh Hamilton.

The last NL voting update comes Tuesday and voting continues online through Thursday night. Results will be announced Sunday.

The All-Star Game will be played July 13 in Anaheim, Calif.