Fukudome, Braun vie for final All-Star spot
Fukudome of the Chicago Cubs leads Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers by just 32,925 votes with one week left in the voting. Chicago’s Alfonso Soriano and Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds are first and second in the outfield voting, respectively.
Cubs rookie catcher Geovany Soto holds a comfortable lead at his position as does Astros first baseman Lance Berkman. Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves appears to be headed for his first All-Star appearance since 2001 with a huge lead at the third base position.
The 79th All-Star Game will be played at Yankee Stadium on July 15, with the All-Star teams being announced July 6.