Kinsler putting up All-Star numbers

Kinsler putting up All-Star numbers

HOUSTON -- Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler may be second in All-Star Game balloting behind the Mariners' Robinson Cano, but he's certainly been hitting like an All-Star starter of late.

With his 2-for-5 performance, including a three-run homer, in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Astros, Kinsler has multiple hits in a career-high seven consecutive games. He's the first Tigers player to have a streak that long since Frank Bolling in 1960.

Through this stretch, Kinsler is hitting .500 with three homers and nine RBIs. With 1,338,272 votes in the most recent update, Kinsler trailed Cano, who had 2,007,055 votes.

Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15 on FOX.

Mike Vernon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.