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Star power: Celebs back Turner in Final Vote

Balloting continues until 1 p.m. PT today
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LOS ANGELES -- Justin Turner's push to claim the final spot in the 2017 Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote is getting help from friends in Hollywood.

In the second update of the National League Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote ballot released on Wednesday, Turner is still in first place with 12.9 million votes. He's ahead of Cubs third baseman and reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant, Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon, Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds and Marlins first baseman Justin Bour. The All-Star Game presented by Mastercard is set for Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

LOS ANGELES -- Justin Turner's push to claim the final spot in the 2017 Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote is getting help from friends in Hollywood.

In the second update of the National League Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote ballot released on Wednesday, Turner is still in first place with 12.9 million votes. He's ahead of Cubs third baseman and reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant, Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon, Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds and Marlins first baseman Justin Bour. The All-Star Game presented by Mastercard is set for Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

Cast your Esurance Final Vote for Turner

In recent days, Turner has received support from former talk show host Larry King, television host and actor Mario Lopez and Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley.

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"I think it's one of the perks for playing for the Dodgers," manager Dave Roberts said. "You play in a great city, where there is a lot of celebrities, and for the players to get on board and the fans and for it to gain the momentum that it has, I think speaking for JT, it's pretty humbling and exciting for everyone."

Turner went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs against the D-backs on Tuesday increasing his batting average to .384 with a .472 on-base percentage.

Tweet from @MarioLopezExtra: Please vote for my guy @RedTurn2!@Dodgers#VoteJT pic.twitter.com/6t3X0e9oJd

Fans can cast ballots for the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote on MLB.com, Club sites and their mobile devices until 1 p.m. PT 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 3 p.m. PT. 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.

Tweet from @kingsthings: Remember to keep those votes coming in for @redturn2! #FinalVote #AllStarGame2017 #VoteJT @Dodgers

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 7 a.m.-1 p.m. PT on Thursday, any tweet that includes a designated player hashtag will be tabulated as part of the official vote total used to determine the winners.

Video: Final Vote candidates state their case

On Tuesday, July 11, at 4:30 p.m. PT, 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.

Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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