Will Ordonez be able to overtake Ichiro?

Magglio Ordonez will be involved in plenty of conversations about who is the AL MVP as we approach the All-Star break. But that doesn’t mean the Detroit Tigers’ right fielder is a lock to start in the July 10 All-Star Game at AT&T Park.

Ordonez has steadily climbed his way up to No. 4 in voting for the starting outfielders in the AL. He remained there for a second straight week and closed the gap on Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki, who is in third. Ordonez is 78,481 votes behind Suzuki after trailing by 113,092 last week. The only other interesting battle in the AL continues to be at second base, where the Tigers’ Placido Polanco has increased his lead to 138,158 votes.

NOTABLE MOMENTS IN ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY

1961: NL 5, AL 4

A forgettable moment in Giants history as Stu Miller is blown off the Candlestick Park mound for a run-scoring balk.

2001: AL 4, NL 1

Cal Ripken Jr. seized the moment in his final All-Star appearance, hitting a homer in his last at-bat.

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