The drama is building in the National League race with a new final day leader - Carlos Martinez. The Cardinals starter made a big statement last night, outlasting a rain delay to win his 10th game and continuing his amazing two-day run from third to first in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (#FinalVote) held exclusively on MLB.com and the Club sites. Overall, fans have tallied more than 92 million votes, eclipsing the all-time record of 79.2 million (2013), as balloting enters today's final hours highlighted by the fourth annual Twitter voting.
The big move by Martinez (10.7MM votes) wasn't the only shifting in the wild National League as Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers has rallied into third place, passing Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki and quickly closing on the leaders. In the AL, Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas now has 15.7 million votes and continues to hold off strong challenges from Brian Dozier (Minnesota) and Yoenis Cespedes (Detroit).
As of 8 a.m. ET, 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. Xander Bogaerts (BOS) - #XforASG (A1)
1. Carlos Martinez (STL) - #VoteTsunami (N4)
2. Johnny Cueto (CIN) - #VoteCueto (N1)
3. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) - #MVPtoASG (N3)
4. Troy Tulowitzki (COL) - #Tulo (N5)
5. Jeurys Familia (NYM) - #VoteFamilia (N2)
Fans can continue voting until 4 p.m. (ET) on Friday, July 10.
TWITTER VOTE BEGINS AT 10 AM (ET)
From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET), @MLB fans can vote on Twitter for the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote players via custom hashtags that will trigger emojis for each of the AL and NL candidates.
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.
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