Hanley Ramirez has widened his lead to about 170,000 votes over Houston shortstop Miguel Tejada in the latest All-Star update. Barring some sort of late comeback by Tejada, Ramirez is starting to look like the safe bet to start the All-Star Game for the NLers.
Ramirez had a lead of about 70,000 votes over Tejada in the previous weekly update.
Dan Uggla has moved up to third in voting for NL second baseman, but is far behind Philadelphia's Chase Utley, whose 2.6 million votes is the most for any NL player. Uggla has received just under a million votes.
On-line voting (mlb.com) ends Wednesday night. The NL and AL teams will be announced Sunday.