HOUSTON, TX - Today, July 2, is the final day fans can vote Astros two-time All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve into the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.
The latest American League All-Star voting totals released on Monday by Major League Baseball revealed that Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is just over 200,000 votes away from taking the lead for second basemen.
Altuve's 7,282,934 votes trail Royals second baseman Omar Infante (7,514,642) by only 231,708 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 today, July 2nd at 10:59 p.m. CT. Fans can vote online at Astros.com/vote.
The 2015 MLB All-Star Game starting position players will be announced on Sunday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN. The following evening, Monday, July 6 at 6:00 p.m. CT, the All-Star pitchers, reserves and Final Vote candidates for each league will be announced on ESPN.
ASTROS VOTING PROMOTIONS
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 today, 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.