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Astros' Jose Altuve remains first in All-star AL second base vote

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Altuve holds a strong lead in the fourth update in 2016 American League All-Star balloting.

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The Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has proven to be one of the game's best players period. Altuve has been the clear-cut choice to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game in San Diego among American League second basemen, and MLB fans agree as MLB updated the voting totals for the fourth time.

Altuve's vote total is now 1,606,705. He leads the Mariners' Robinson Cano with 1,004,620 and Dustin Pedroia with 868,746. Altuve agained 376,086 votes over the past week, the largest gain week-to-week thus far for Altuve.

Altuve is batting .343 (95x277) with 50 runs scored, 21 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, 40 RBIs, 36 walks, 28 strikeouts, and 18 stolen bases. Altuve is already closing in on his career highs in RBIs (66) and home runs (15) in just the first half of the 2016 season.

Carlos Correa and George Springer were unable to make any ground in the standings.

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