Soriano still trails in final stretch of voting
Outfielder needs help in online balloting to start All-Star Game
CHICAGO -- The Cubs' Alfonso Soriano headed into the final stretch of All-Star balloting ranked 11th among National League outfielders.
Milwaukee's Ryan Braun was the top vote-getter in the latest balloting, released Tuesday, and had received 2,262,663 votes. Atlanta rookie sensation Jason Heyward was second with 2,205,534, followed by Los Angeles' Andre Ethier at 2,113,048.
Soriano, a seven-time time All-Star, has received 865,207 votes. The Cubs players most likely to be selected to the All-Star Game could be pitchers Carlos Silva (8-2, 3.01 ERA) and Carlos Marmol, who has 13 saves and 63 strikeouts in 34 innings.
In-stadium balloting is over at Wrigley Field, but fans can still cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites. You can use the 2010 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Sprint until Thursday at 10:59 p.m. CT. Sprint subscribers can now vote on the go with select Sprint devices. They can learn more about how to vote on their smart phones at MLB.com/Sprint.
Starting rosters will be announced during the 2010 All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS on Sunday. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint.
And the voting doesn't end there. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet at the Midsummer Classic via the 2010 All-Star Game MVP Vote Sponsored by Sprint.
The All-Star Game will be played July 13 in Anaheim. It will be televised nationally by FOX and around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio play-by-play, while MLB.com will offer extensive online coverage.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.