Minnesota Twins Stars Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau Lead In All-Star Voting
Although they have both been to the Midsummer Classic, Minnesota Twins' stars Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau have never started the game together.
With the help of loyal fans, that could all change in 2010.
As of Tuesday morning, the former roommates were leading their respective positions in All-Star voting.
Mauer has started two of his three All-Star games, and Morneau has been a reserve player for his three.
If the two both start, it will be the first time since 1968 (Harmon Killewbrew and Rod Carew) that two Twins start the All-Star Game.
Morneau (.342, 15 HR, 49 RBI) leads Yankee Mark Teixeira (.228, 12 HR, 45 RBI) by 245,000 votes, and Mauer (.303, 3 HR, 31 RBI) leads Yankee Jorge Posada (.281, 9 HR, 26 RBI) by over two million votes.
Several other Twins are in the top percentile of votes received for their positions.
Orlando Hudson ranks fourth amongst second basemen, JJ Hardy ranks third amongst shortstops, and Jason Kubel ranks fifth amongst designated hitters.
OF Michael Cuddyer and Denard Span are ranked 12th and 15th among AL outfielders.
New York Yankees fans have been stuffing ballot boxes, with eight of their nine position players all in the top 20 percent of vote getters.
Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano lead their positions, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Jorge Posada are second, and Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson, and Brett Gardner are all in the top eight among outfielders.
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