DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera is a big enough star that he was recognized by reporters during Game 7 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals on his off-day back home in Miami. Still, even he is surprised by the outpouring of votes for him in All-Star Game balloting.
"That's great," Cabrera said. " Keep voting."
That said, he's trying to keep his focus on Tigers games for now. It's similar to the way he's handling Triple Crown talk these days.
"If we win 95, 98 games, that's great to me," he said.
Cabrera leads all American League players with more than 1.5 million votes, twice as much as his nearest competitor at third base.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- online or via a mobile device -- using the 2013 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot until Thursday, July 4, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Fans may submit 25 online ballots during the voting period but can also earn a one-time bonus of 10 additional online ballots. To access these additional online ballots, fans must be logged into an MLB.com account when submitting any online ballot. To obtain an MLB.com account, visit mlb.com and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free MLB.com account.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less