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06/20/05 12:00 PM ET
Vote for Angels in the All-Star outfield
Guerrero poised to win starting berth in Detroit
By Mike Scarr / MLB.com
Angels fans have six more home dates to go to the ballpark and hand-punch an All-Star ballot. Voting at Angel Stadium ends on Sunday when the Angels conclude their Interleague series with the Dodgers. Big crowds and a motivated electorate will be needed if the Angels are to be represented by more than one starter in Detroit on July 12 for the 76th All-Star Game. Vladimir Guerrero remains in third position in the outfield for the American League. Boston left fielder Manny Ramirez and Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki would be the other two starters if the voting ended today. Guerrero has been making his case since being activated from the disabled list on June 9. Guerrero is hitting .429 with three homers and eight RBIs in the nine-game span. Garret Anderson still struggles to get recognition. Despite batting better than .300 and being third among AL outfielders with 48 RBIs, Anderson is 12th in voting for the All-Star Game. The Angels third starting outfielder, Steve Finley, is currently 13th in voting for AL outfielders. Yankee Tino Martinez is first in voting for AL first baseman, but Darin Erstad is second in batting at .294 among league first basemen with at least 250 at-bats and fourth at the position with 15 doubles. Erstad is also the only regular AL first baseman without an error. Mark Teixeira is second in voting at first behind Martinez with Kevin Millar of the Red Sox, Paul Konerko of the White Sox and Richie Sexson of the Mariners in the top five. Fans do not get to vote for pitchers but staff ace Bartolo Colon remains in a good position for consideration. Colon is tied for fourth in wins in the AL with an 8-4 mark and is fifth among starters with a 2.90 ERA. The right-hander's 96 1/3 innings are sixth among AL starters. Other Angels on the ballot are designated hitter Jeff DaVanon, second baseman Adam Kennedy, shortstop Orlando Cabrera and catcher Bengie Molina. Chone Figgins is listed as a third baseman. Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times with the Ameriquest 2005 All-Star Online Ballot at MLB.com and all 30 club sites. Online balloting ends at 8:59 p.m. PT on June 30.
Mike Scarr is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.