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Hamilton wins MVP; Beltre finishes 9th

Here’s my AL MVP ballot:

1. Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

2 Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

3 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

4 Adrian Beltre, Boston Red Sox

5 Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

6 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

7 Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

8 Paul Konerko, Chicago White Sox

9 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins

10 Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Rays

Beltre finished 9th in AL MVP balloting. He received one fourth-place vote (mine), one 5th, three 6th, four 7th, nine 8th and six 9th. No other Sox player received a vote.