Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton currently lead the National League and American League, respectively, in the Home Run Derby Fan Poll. Fans have the chance to vote in three players from each league. Pujols, of the St. Louis Cardinals, who will host the All-Star Game this July, leads Milwaukee's Prince Fielder and Philadelphia's Ryan Howard. Hamilton, of the Texas Rangers, leads Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria and Boston's David Ortiz.
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Jeter, Longoria Lead AL All-Star Voting
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Rays third baseman Evan Longoria are in a close race to be the American League's leading vote-getter. Only 570 votes separate Jeter, a nine-time All-Star whose 664,630 votes lead all American Leaguers, and the 2008 A.L. Rookie of the Year Longoria, who has garnered 664,060 votes. Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis (414,693 votes) and Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler (514,645) are ahead at their positions. Two-time A.L. All-Star catcher Joe Mauer of the Twins leads a crowded field with 381,443 votes, while his four nearest competitors all have more than 272,000 votes. In the outfield, Boston's Jason Bay, a two-time National League All-Star looking to make his A.L. All-Star debut, is setting the pace with 446,183 votes. Less than 4,000 votes behind Bay with 442,553 is 2008 A.L. All-Star Josh Hamilton of the Rangers. The third A.L. outfield spot features a remarkably tight race between Mariners teammates Ichiro Suzuki, who is third with 306,453 votes, and Ken Griffey, Jr., who ranks fourth with 305,046.