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ARLINGTON -- Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has an uphill battle to make his way to Miami for his third career All-Star Game.

As of Tuesday morning, Andrus sat in fourth place in the American League in the 2017 Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has 4.4 million votes, followed by Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, Andrus and Rays first baseman Logan Morrison.

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ARLINGTON -- Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has an uphill battle to make his way to Miami for his third career All-Star Game.

As of Tuesday morning, Andrus sat in fourth place in the American League in the 2017 Esurance All-Star Game Final Vote. Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has 4.4 million votes, followed by Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius, Andrus and Rays first baseman Logan Morrison.

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Andrus has had some help to push him over the top, though. The World Famous Wheelie-ing Elvi, a group of Elvis Presley lookalikes who drive mini-motorcycles, made their way to Globe Life Park to promote Andrus. They participated in the city of Arlington's Fourth of July Parade and produced a video to help Andrus' candidacy.

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Andrus has been backed by the #ElectElvis social media campaign, too. The Rangers' promotional tweet for Andrus has been retweeted by accounts in pop culture and sports alike.

The official "Game of Thrones" Twitter account retweeted it, as has The Bachelor's Chris Harrison and members of the band MercyMe.

The official accounts for the Dallas Mavericks and FC Dallas, as well as Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki, FC Dallas players Kellyn Acosta and Matt Hedges, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead, Rangers Hall of Famers Rusty Greer and Michael Young and several Rangers teammates have all expressed their support for Andrus' candidacy as well.

Tweet from @Sullivan_Ranger: The Elvis Andrus Political Action Committee for the Final Vote that ends at 3 p.m. Thursday #ElectElvis pic.twitter.com/x7FpzRnBIf

Like they did during Monday's game, the Rangers will be staging #ElectElvis Power Hours over the next two days to boost his votes.

On-line fan balloting via the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote can be done on texasrangers.com, mlb.com, and mobile devices until Thursday, July 6, at 3 p.m. CT. Fans can cast ballots on MLB.com, club sites and mobile devices until Thursday at 3 p.m. CT. The winners, as chosen exclusively by online fan voting totals, will be announced during MLB Tonight, live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 5 p.m. CT on Thursday. Fans can vote for Andrus via text message up to 35 times per phone until Thursday's deadline. To vote for Andrus, text A1 to 89269. Message and data rates may apply. Text "STOP" to end and "HELP" for information.

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Fans can also show their support for Andrus by tweeting #ElectElvis, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, any tweet that includes #ElectElvis will count toward his vote total.

Andrus is batting .301 with 11 homers and 50 RBIs in 82 games this season. He is among the AL leaders in stolen bases (second, 20), hits (fourth, 100), and average (12th). Andrus has been selected as a reserve on AL All-Star teams in 2010 and '12.

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.

On Tuesday, July 11, 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.

Sam Butler is a reporter for MLB.com based in Arlington.

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