Fan voting for the July 13 All-Star Game at Fenway Park concluded on Sunday, and the results will be announced next week. Here are the players who led the balloting before the last votes were tallied, and what the starting lineups would look like if SI had stuffed the ballot box.
FANS: Jim Thome, Indians
SI: Rafael Palmeiro, Rangers
Palmeiro (.346, 19 homers, 64 RBIs) was a DH in all but six games through Sunday, but was on the ballot as a first baseman. Thome (.255, nine, 35) had the support of Cleveland's avid fans.
FANS: Roberto Alomar, Indians
Cleveland's sparkplug was on pace for career highs in average (.333), homers (10), RBIs (53) and runs (68).
FANS: Cal Ripken Jr., Orioles
SI: Tony Fernandez, Blue Jays