NEW YORK, July 10, 2015 - A record-setting 111.8 million ballots were cast and at the end of the four-day online voting program, Mike Moustakas of the Kansas City Royals and Carlos Martinez of the St. Louis Cardinals were chosen by fans as the winners of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. Moustakas and Martinez earned the final two AL and NL All-Star Team roster spots through online voting on MLB.com, the individual Club sites and Twitter, where custom player hashtags counted during the final six hours of voting.
On the NL ballot, Martinez capped a furious third-to-first dash by holding the final day lead over Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati), Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers) and Troy Tulowitzki (Colorado). Jeurys Familia (NY Mets) finished fifth. Martinez received 14.1 million votes and became the second Cardinals player to win the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote (David Freese, 2012).
The AL winner, Moustakas tallied 19.3 million votes and held off a late charge from Minnesota's Brian Dozier in becoming the first Royals player to win the MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. Moustakas and Dozier were followed by Yoenis Cespedes (Detroit) and Xander Bogaerts (Boston). New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was removed from the ballot on Thursday after being named to the AL All-Star Team as an injury replacement.
This year's Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote concluded with a dramatic final minute, which saw the Twitter voting peak at 25K tweets. In the end, the top two leading Twitter vote-getters were in the American League, #VoteMoose and #VoteDozier, and were followed by #Vote Cueto, #VoteTsunami and #MVPforASG in the top five.
For a regional analysis of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote, go to MLB.com's data visualization map. Click here to access the map.
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