Longoria, Jeter 1-2 in AL fan votes

Updated: June 2, 2009, 2:55 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria leads all AL players in fan voting for All-Star spots, more than doubling the total of perennial starter Alex Rodriguez.

Longoria had received 1,036,071 votes in results released Tuesday. New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter drew the second-most votes in the AL, followed by Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler and Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer.

Rodriguez has been the overall top vote-getter in the last two All-Star elections, and has been picked by fans to start 11 times. The Yankees star has received 428,690 votes, trailing Longoria and Texas' Michael Young at third base.

Also leading at their positions are Boston first baseman Kevin Youkilis and outfielders Jason Bay of Boston, Josh Hamilton of Texas and Ichiro Suzuki of Seattle.

The All-Star Game is July 14 in St. Louis. Starters and reserves will be announced July 5.


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