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Bryant, Bogaerts teaming up to rock Final Vote

MLB.com @CarrieMuskat

CHICAGO -- Cubs Nation and Red Sox Nation, it's up to you to get Chicago's Kris Bryant and Boston's Xander Bogaerts to the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

Bryant and Bogaerts are both candidates for a spot on their respective teams via the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. The Cubs and Red Sox are partnering to promote voting for the pair.

CHICAGO -- Cubs Nation and Red Sox Nation, it's up to you to get Chicago's Kris Bryant and Boston's Xander Bogaerts to the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

Bryant and Bogaerts are both candidates for a spot on their respective teams via the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote. The Cubs and Red Sox are partnering to promote voting for the pair.

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"It'll be cool -- it's a cool experience to go through," Bryant said. "It's an honor to be included. I'm excited to see how it plays out. We have so many fans, especially after last year [and winning the World Series]. Hopefully, they get out the vote."

Fans also can use a joint hashtag of #KrisX, which is a play off Kris Kross, which is Bryant's walk-up song, and Bogaerts, who is known as the X-Man.

Tweet from @ClarktheCub: Let's get @KrisBryant_23 to the #ASG, #Cubs fans!! Vote as many times as you can at https://t.co/2KsRUkTRn8! #ThatsCub ������������ pic.twitter.com/1Cl6cYX7hK

Bryant's wife, Jessica, got things going on Sunday night on Twitter when she encouraged Cubs fans to cast a vote for her husband, saying "Alright @Cubs fans, we know you're the best & we need you now! #VoteKB."

Tweet from @Jess__bryant: Alright @Cubs fans, we know you're the best & we need you now!! #VoteKB pic.twitter.com/xW0KcvJ8ng

Bryant is competing for a spot on the National League All-Star team with the Marlins' Justin Bour, the Nationals' Anthony Rendon, the Rockies' Mark Reynolds and the Dodgers' Justin Turner. The 2017 MLB All-Star Game will be played July 11 in Miami.

Bogaerts' competition in the American League includes the Rangers' Elvis Andrus, the Yankees' Didi Gregorius, the Rays' Logan Morrison, and the Royals' Mike Moustakas.

So far, reliever Wade Davis is the only Cubs player headed to the All-Star Game. Bryant's teammates joined in the effort to get the third baseman to join Davis. Rookie Ian Happ posted on Twitter: "Congrats to Wade for making the all star team can't let him go alone! Let's get @KrisBryant_23 to Miami #VoteKB"

Tweet from @WContreras40: My people let's #voteKB he deserves to be there ��Remember #voteKB @KrisBryant_23

Catcher Willson Contreras also made a push for Bryant: "My people let's #voteKB he deserves to be there. Remember #voteKB"

Jon Lester added: "Shout out to Wade on being named to the N.L. All-Star team! We need y'alls help to make sure @KrisBryant_23 joins him! Vote early and often!"

Tweet from @JLester34: Shout out to Wade on being named to the N.L. All-Star team! We need y'alls help to make sure @krisbryant_23 joins him! Vote early and often!

Fans can cast ballots for the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote on MLB.com, Club sites and their mobile devices until 4 p.m. ET today. The winners, as chosen exclusively by online fan voting totals, will then be announced during "MLB Tonight" live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 6 p.m. Extensive coverage throughout the Final Vote will be provided by MLB Network and MLB.com, including interviews with the candidates, frequent updates, heat maps indicating where votes are being cast for each candidate, news on player and club campaigns, and a running countdown clock leading up to the announcement.

Now in its 16th season, with more than 680 million votes cast, the Final Vote again will include social votes on the last day of balloting, as Twitter support for the 10 candidates over the final six hours of balloting will count toward their vote totals. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET today, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the winners.

On Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET, 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.