HOUSTON, TX - Updated American League All-Star voting totals released today by Major League Baseball revealed that Astros second baseman Jose Altuve moved over 200,000 votes closer to the lead for second basemen.
Altuve's 7,282,934 votes trail Royals second baseman Omar Infante (7,514,642) by 231,708 votes. Last week, Altuve trailed Infante by over 435,000 votes. Altuve has received solid support from All-Star voters this season. His current vote total is higher than all but three NL players (Paul Goldschmidt, Bryce Harper and Buster Posey).
The deadline for All-Star voting is Thursday, July 2nd at 10:59 p.m. CT. Fans can vote online at Astros.com/vote.
ASTROS VOTING PARTY, PROMOTIONS
The Astros are hosting All-Star Voting Parties during tonight and tomorrow night's (June 29-30) games vs. the Kansas City Royals. If 10,000 All-Star Game votes are received at Minute Maid Park on either night, fans with tickets will receive a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich at any Greater Houston-area Chick-Fil-A restaurant. Voting stations have been set up in the ballpark.
Additionally, fans that vote 35 times and select the Astros as their "favorite" club will be automatically entered into a sweepstakes to win a jersey autographed by a 2015 Astros All-Star.
Those fans voting 35 times are eligible for a $1,000 shopping spree with Jose Altuve at Academy Sports + Outdoor if they post a screenshot of their ballot to the Astros Shop with an All-Star #VoteAltuve post on Facebook or Twitter. See astros.com/vote for more information. Sweepstakes ends July 2 at 10:59 pm CT.
The 86th MLB All-Star Game will be Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.