Five Royals lead the way on latest ASG ballot

Five Royals lead the way on latest ASG ballot

KANSAS CITY -- Five Royals -- catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar, second baseman Omar Infante, and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon -- remain the top vote-getters on the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot at their positions for the 2015 All-Star Game heading into the final days of voting.

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Toronto's Josh Donaldson leads all vote-getters with 11,738,206 votes, and surpassed Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas at the position by almost 1.4 million votes.

Seattle's Nelson Cruz leads Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales by a narrow margin, 8,891,784 votes to 8,686,879.

The other close race is between Infante and Houston's Jose Altuve. Infante's lead was cut in half last week, but he is still up, 7,514,642 to 7,282,934.

Meanwhile, Perez dropped to second in overall votes with 11,666,785, but he enjoys a lead over Toronto's Russell Martin of more than 5 million votes.

Escobar has about a 2.6 million vote lead, while Cain has close to a 3 million vote lead.

Gordon is still up by about 1.4 million on Yoenis Cespedes of the Tigers.

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer trails Detroit's Miguel Cabrera by about 2.5 million votes.

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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.