Abreu, Melky need voting push for All-Star Game

Abreu, Melky need voting push for All-Star Game

CHICAGO --- Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera continue to be the top White Sox vote-getters in American League All-Star balloting, with the latest results released Tuesday afternoon.

Abreu sits fifth among first baseman with 248,041 votes, trailing leader and Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, who checks in with 1,272,557 votes. Cabrera, who missed this past weekend's series while on the family emergency leave list, ranks 10th in the AL outfield at 304,449. The Angels' Mike Trout (1,344,578), the Royals' Lorenzo Cain (944,362) and the Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. (937,571) are the top three vote-getters in the outfield.

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Cabrera's two-run moonshot

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Following the announcement of the 2016 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 12, watch the 2016 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2016 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 87th All-Star Game, in San Diego, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Abreu has been plagued by a slow start this year, but things started to pick up for the right-handed hitter this past weekend in Detroit. He finished 5-for-12 in the series with a long home run off Justin Verlander on Sunday.

Cabrera leads the White Sox with a .275 batting average to go with four home runs and 24 RBIs.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.