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Youkilis Takes a Slim Lead on Teixeira

Posted: June 30, 2009, 4:37 PM ; Updated: June 30, 2009, 6:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Boston's Kevin Youkilis has moved back in front of the Yankees' Mark Teixeira with two days left in AL balloting for starters for the All-Star game in St. Louis on July 14.

Youkilis had 1,915,303 votes in totals released Tuesday to Teixeira's 1,875,256. Last week, Teixeira was ahead by 35,632 ballots.

Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler's lead over Boston's Dustin Pedroia was cut to 6,830, down from 58,390 in totals released last week. Kinsler has 2,170,100 votes to Pedroia's 2,163,270.

Maintaining their leads were Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (3,046,813), Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria (2,988,363), Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer (2,851,819) and outfielders Jason Bay of Boston (2,609,913), Ichiro Suzuki of Seattle (1,802,826) and Josh Hamilton of Texas (1,635,781).

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