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Bryant finishes second in Final Vote tally

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CHICAGO -- Despite a heroic and sometimes humorous effort by his wife, Jessica, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant fell short in the National League Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote balloting.

The Dodgers' Justin Turner was named to the NL team after four days of fan voting. Bryant finished second, followed by the Nationals' Anthony Rendon, the Rockies' Mark Reynolds and the Marlins' Justin Bour.

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CHICAGO -- Despite a heroic and sometimes humorous effort by his wife, Jessica, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant fell short in the National League Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote balloting.

The Dodgers' Justin Turner was named to the NL team after four days of fan voting. Bryant finished second, followed by the Nationals' Anthony Rendon, the Rockies' Mark Reynolds and the Marlins' Justin Bour.

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Jessica Bryant did her best. She answered fans questions and posted tidbits about her husband on Twitter on Thursday.

Did you know she has a baked good on their cake stand at all times? Bryant's favorites are her chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cranberry and applie pie, and chocolate pumpkin pie.

Tweet from @Jess__bryant: Seriously, thank you everyone who voted!! We are beyond appreciative for the effort! All 5 guys are so deserving & congrats to Turner!!

What's her favorite thing about her husband? Jessica tweeted: "His genuinely kind heart. True believer in all his success has come from being a good person! #VoteKB"

Her favorite thing about Bryant is that she can watch him live out his dreams. The least favorite? When people take photos of him during dinner because "nobody looks good stuffing their faces."

She was at work when he called to say he'd been called up to the big leagues, and she cried tears of joy at the news. Apparently, he's still looking for a favorite donut shop in Chicago. Did you know they were voted cutest couple in their high school yearbook?

Who wears the pants in the family? Jessica tweeted: "Depends on who you ask ... since you're asking me ... ME #VoteKB"

She even posted photos from an early All-Star-type game, sophomore year, and their prom.

Before the results were announced, Jessica thanked everyone for participating: "No matter what, @cubs fans ... you are amazing!!!! Thanks for the fun today #VoteKB"

Tweet from @Jess__bryant: No matter what, @cubs fans...you are amazing!!!! Thanks for the fun today #VoteKB

The Cubs offered an autographed Bryant jersey, tickets to a Cubs vs. Cardinals game and a prize package that included some bobbleheads, caps and other Cubs paraphernalia.

On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CT, tune in to the 2017 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, and during the game visit MLB.com to submit your choice for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet via the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote. The 88th All-Star Game, in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries via MLB International's independent feed. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB.com, MLB Network and SiriusXM will also provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information, please visit allstargame.com.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast.

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