One day of voting down, three to go. More than 44 million votes cast (more than double YTD), tens of millions to go. Today's leaders - Johnny Cueto of the Cincinnati Reds and Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals - are in place. Will they hold those leads over the final three days amidst the forthcoming tens of millions of votes? It's this furious voting pace and creative campaigning that defines the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (#FinalVote), held exclusively on MLB.com and the individual Club sites.
Cueto has 4.7 million votes to top an extremely tight NL race, once led yesterday by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez, where the top four players are within one percent of each other. In the AL, Moustakas has 7.5 million votes, but is followed closely by Brian Dozier (Minnesota Twins) and Yoenis Cespedes (Detroit Tigers) who have been gaining ground on the Royals third baseman.
As of 8 a.m. EST, the complete 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote standings are:
1. Mike Moustakas (KC) - #VoteMoose (A5)
2. Brian Dozier (MIN) - #VoteDozier (A3)
3. Yoenis Cespedes (DET) - #VoteYo (A2)
4. Brett Gardner (NYY) - #VoteGardy (A4)
5. Xander Bogaerts (BOS) - #XforASG (A1)
1. Johnny Cueto (CIN) - #VoteCueto (N1)
2. Troy Tulowitzki (COL) - #Tulo (N5)
3. Carlos Martinez (STL) - #VoteTsunami (N4)
4. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) - #MVPtoASG (N3)
5. Jeurys Familia (NYM) - #VoteFamilia (N2)
Fans are casting votes for the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote on MLB.com and the Club sites and can continue voting until 4 p.m. (EST) on Friday, July 10.
In addition, fans can use their mobile devices to vote at MLB.com/vote or via text message. To receive the ballot, text the word "VOTE" to 89269. To vote for a specific player, fans can text the choice to 89269. EXAMPLE: Text "A3" to vote for AL Player 3 or "N3" to vote for NL Player 3. Message and data rates may apply. Text "STOP" to end and "HELP" for information. Mobile voting in Canada also is available and fans should text their choices to 101010.
TWITTER VOTE BACK FOR FOURTH YEAR - FRIDAY, JULY 10 ONLY
The MLB All-Star Game Final Vote will include social balloting, as Twitter support from the 10 candidates' fans over the last six hours of balloting will count toward their final vote totals. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST) on Friday, July 10, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag (noted above) will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the AL and NL winners.
The 2015 All-Star Game will be played at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, July 14. The 86th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage. MLB Network, MLB.com and Sirius XM also will provide comprehensive All- Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.