Voting for the 2012 MLB All-Star Game in Kansas City is still ongoing, and at the 42-hour mark of the 98-hour final voting period the league released standings for the final roster spots according to the current tally of fan votes. Although MLB did not provide actual vote totals on Tuesday morning, it was revealed that Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy trails Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish by a "slim margin" with over 19 million total votes already cast on the 10 candidates in the final vote pool.
#FinalVote 1st round standings - AL: 1. Darvish 2. Peavy 3. Hammel 4. Frieri 5. Broxton. NL: 1. Chipper 2. Freese 3. Bryce 4. Hill 5. Bourn— MLB (@MLB) July 3, 2012
Peavy is ranked 2nd in the first #FinalVote update. RT this and VOTE to #TakeJake to the All-Star Game! atmlb.com/Ljchvo— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 3, 2012
Chris Sale, Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn are the current White Sox representatives in the All-Star Game, but fans can help out Peavy by re-tweeting the message embedded above or by visiting the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote page.
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