Hosmer caught in All-Star vote; Perez tops AL

Hosmer caught in All-Star vote; Perez tops AL

SEATTLE -- Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been caught by Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in All-Star voting, but the Royals still have seven would-be starters.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 10:59 p.m. CT. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.

Cabrera has 9,342,149 votes to Hosmer's 8,013,745.

Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain also was caught by the Angels' Mike Trout for the lead among outfielder votes. Trout has 9,148,142 to Cain's 9,079,146. Alex Gordon of the Royals is third with 7,810,995. Alex Rios of the Royals is fifth with 5,658,024 votes.

Cain's two-run triple

Royals catcher Salvador Perez continues to lead all vote-getters with 10,199,151 votes.

Royals second baseman Omar Infante's lead over Houston's Jose Altuve is 6,521,733 to 6,086,193.

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar would appear to have a comfortable lead with 8,739,920 votes -- that's more than 2.5 million more than Detroit's Jose Iglesias.

Meanwhile, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has 9,037,844 votes, which is less than 40,000 more than Toronto's Josh Donaldson.

Moose's barehanded play

Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales is close to being caught by Seattle's Nelson Cruz as well. Morales has 7,584,560 votes to Cruz's 7,298,451.

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Following the announcement of the 2015 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 14, watch the 2015 All-Star Game live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2015 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

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Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.