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Hosmer surged ahead of the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (2,933,108) to take the top spot at first base. Morales also made a move into a first-place standing over the past week, surpassing Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz (3,128,121) at designated hitter.
The Angels' Mike Trout (3,668,577) remains in position to earn the second outfield spot, though he slipped behind Escobar to become the league's No. 5 vote-getter.
Houston's Jose Altuve (2,809,731) still has a lead over Kansas City's Omar Infante (2,650,416) for the starting second-base spot, but it's a lead of only 159,315.
Another Royals player, Alex Rios (2,311,122), made a move up the polls, passing the Orioles' Adam Jones (1,995,897) for fourth place among outfielders.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson (2,329,742) is second in voting among third basemen, Oakland's Stephen Vogt (2,198,780) trails Perez for the top catcher spot and the Tigers' Jose Iglesias (1,819,764) is behind only Escobar at shortstop.
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