Just like the New York Yankees have lost their American League East lead to the Boston Red Sox, Yankee first baseman Mark Teixeira has lost his lead in fan balloting for the American League All-Star Team to Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez has 2,027,537 votes to Teixeira’s 1,774,024.
Five Yankees still lead at their positions — catcher Russell Martin, second baseman Robinson Cano, shortstop Derek Jeter, third baseman Alex Rodriguez and center fielder Curtis Granderson.
Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites — online or via your mobile device — using the 2011 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint until June 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Rosters will be announced during the 2011 All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS on July 3. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2011 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint.
The July 12 All-Star Game will be televised by FOX.