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Jeter leading vote-getter for All-Star Game

6/6/2006 - MLB

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the leading vote-getter in Tuesday's latest American League All-Star voting.

Jeter has received 765,110 votes for the 77th All-Star Game, to
be played July 11 at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. A six-time
All-Star, Jeter is batting .344 with five home runs and 41 RBI.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim right fielder Vladimir Guerrero is
a close overall second to Jeter with 745,397 votes.

Jeter's New York infield teammates Alex Rodriguez and Robinson
Cano are also in line to start. The reigning league MVP,
Rodriguez holds a huge lead among third basemen with 731,811
votes. Cano has 404,416 votes and owns a 36,190-vote lead over
Boston's Mark Loretta for the starting second base spot.

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz rounds out the infield leaders with
631,787 votes. He owns a commanding lead of over 198,000 votes
over New York's Jason Giambi for the start at first base.

Joining Guerrero among the leading outfield vote-getters are
Boston's Manny Ramirez (738,168) and New York's Johnny Damon
(529,770).

Red Sox captain Jason Varitek leads 12-time All-Star Ivan
Rodriguez for the starting catcher spot. Varitek has 448,894
votes to Rodriguez's 398,852.