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Monday, July 5, 2010
Early returns: Swisher leads Youkilis

By ESPNBoston.com

After one day of online fan voting for the final spot on the American League roster, Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher holds a slim lead over Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, according to MLB.com.

Fans have until 4 p.m. on Thursday to cast their votes (CLICK HERE TO VOTE) for one of five players: Swisher, Youkilis, Rangers third baseman Michael Young, White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko and Twins outfielder Delmon Young.

Red Sox players are 3 for 3 in fan voting for the final spot on the All-Star ballot since its inception in 2002, with Johnny Damon (2002), Jason Varitek (2003) and Hideki Okajima (2007) getting voted onto the team. Yankees players are 1 for 5.