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All the fury over the Royals and the All-Star Game is dying down in a hurry.

From a peak of eight starters at one point, the Royals are down to five in the final update before starters are announced Sunday.

Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson not only took over the lead from Mike Moustakas of the Royals, he set an All-Star vote record — 11,738,206 — in doing so.

Meanwhile, Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz took the lead from Kendrys Morales of the Royals.

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who surpassed Eric Hosmer of the Royals last week, retains a healthy vote lead of about 2.5 million.

The other non-Royals player in line to start is Angels center fielder Mike Trout, who leads all outfielders and will push Donaldson for the voting record.

Royals second baseman Omar Infante remains in the lead despite being, statistically, one of the worst players in baseball this season. He's a little more than 200,000 votes ahead of Jose Altuve of the Astros.

The other Royals in the lead include catcher Salvadar Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon.

All-Star voting

Tuesday, July 14, Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati

American League

Catcher: 1. Salvador Perez, Royals, 11,666,785. 2. Russell Martin, Blue Jays, 6,405,822. 3. Stephen Vogt, A's, 5,445,813. 4. Brian McCann, Yankees, 1,932,563. 5. Alex Avila, Tigers, 1,857,585.

First base: 1. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 11,594,518. 2. Eric Hosmer, Royals, 9,150,908. 3. Prince Fielder, Rangers, 2,716,049. 4. Justin Smoak, Blue Jays, 2,463,708. 5. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,892,027.

Second base: 1. Omar Infante, Royals, 7,514,642. 2. Jose Altuve, Astros, 7,282,934. 3. Jason Kipnis, Indians, 3,841,898 4. Ian Kinsler, Tigers, 3,522,753. 5. Devon Travis, Blue Jays, 2,910,668.

Third base: 1. Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays, 11,738,206. 2. Mike Moustakas, Royals, 10,372,868. 3. Nick Castellanos, Tigers, 2,076,933. 4. Manny Machado, Orioles, 1,938,478. 5. Adrian Beltre, Rangers, 1,416,216.

Shortstop: 1. Alcides Escobar, Royals, 10,057,381. 2. Jose Iglesias, Tigers, 7,395,163. 3. Jose Reyes, Blue Jays, 4,800,710. 4. Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox, 1,819,295. 5. Jed Lowrie, Astros, 1,646,430.

Designated hitter: 1. Nelson Cruz, Mariners, 8,891,784. 2. Kendrys Morales, Royals, 8,686,879. 3. Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays, 4,261,040. 4. Victor Martinez, Tigers, 2,632,722. 5. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, 1,984,514.

Outfield: 1. Mike Trout, Angels, 11,461,212. 2. Lorenzo Cain, Royals, 10,418,343. 3. Alex Gordon, Royals, 8,934,052 4. Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers, 7,532,254. 5. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays, 7,401,632.

6. Alex Rios, Royals, 6,445,677. 7. Adam Jones, Orioles, 5,626,318. 8. Michael Brantley, Indians, 3,211,743. 9. J.D. Martinez, Tigers, 3,145,200. 10. Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees, 2,690,291.

11. Josh Reddick, A's, 2,636,134. 12. Rajai Davis, Tigers, 2,479,400. 13. Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox, 1,629,706. 14. Torii Hunter, Twins, 1,568,877. 15. Carlos Beltran, Yankees, 1,526,511.

National League

Catcher: 1. Buster Posey, Giants, 7,990,423. 2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals, 6,278,553. 3. Francisco Cervelli, Pirates, 2,424,229. 4. Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers, 1,624,424. 5. Miguel Montero, Cubs, 1,485,095.

First base: 1. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks, 7,341,683. 2. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers, 3,688,928. 3. Joey Votto, Reds, 3,566,216. 4. Matt Adams, Cardinals, 2,581,892. 5. Anthony Rizzo, Cubs, 2,564,264.

Second base: 1. Dee Gordon, Marlins, 6,316,113. 2. Kolten Wong, Cardinals, 4,730,848. 3. Brandon Phillips, Reds, 3,040,165. 4. Joe Panik, Giants, 2,887,397. 5. Yunel Escobar, Nationals, 2,153,973.

Third base: 1. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals, 6,252,327. 2. Todd Frazier, Reds, 6,189,347. 3. Kris Bryant, Cubs, 3,559,446. 4. Nolan Arenado, Rockies, 2,964,460. 5. David Wright, Mets, 1,524,400.

Shortstop: 1. Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals, 7,151,624. 2. Brandon Crawford, Giants, 4,267,238. 3. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, 4,059,832. 4. Starlin Castro, Cubs, 2,185,861. 5. Zack Cozart, Reds, 2,128,730.

Outfield: 1. Bryce Harper, Nationals, 11,363,949. 2. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins, 6,062,318. 3. Matt Holliday, Cardinals, 5,454,953. 4. Nori Aoki, Giants, 5,115,422. 5. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates, 4,577,646.

6. Joc Pederson, Dodgers, 2,977,227. 7. Jason Heyward, Cardinals, 2,646,697. 8. Justin Upton, Padres, 2,418,452. 9. Jay Bruce, Reds, 2,397,019. 10. Billy Hamilton, Reds, 2,250,693.

11. Jon Jay, Cardinals, 2,236,337. 12. Hunter Pence, Giants, 2,154,738. 13. Angel Pagan, Giants, 2,103,812. 14. Starling Marte, Pirates, 2,013,249. 15. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers, 2,009,405.

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