Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (2,030,000 votes) is third in the American League in All-Star fan voting. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has eclipsed 2 million votes and appears to be a shoo-in to start at first base in the All-Star Game, according to the latest fan-voting figures released Monday.
Cabrera (2,030,000 votes) only trails Blue Jaysí Jose Bautista (2,906,878) and Angelsí Mike Trout (2,544,658) among top vote-getters in the American League. The eight-time All Star was voted in as the AL starting third baseman last season.
The All-Star Game is July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (2,593,387) and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (2,003,557) lead the National League in fan voting.
Cabreraís teammate Ian Kinsler (1,117,345) is mounting a strong challenge to frontrunner Marinersí Robinson Cano (1,513,052) to start at second base.
Tigersí Victor Martinez (1,101,028) is third behind Oriolesís Nelson Cruz (1,792,432) and Red Soxís David Ortiz (1,316,921) in the race to be ALís starting DH. Torii Hunter (834,218) is ninth in balloting among AL outfielders.