ST. PETERSBURG -- With only four days left to vote for starters in this year's All-Star Game, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria hasn't cracked the top five in votes at his position.Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has a comfortable lead (606,549 votes) over the Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson. They're followed
ST. PETERSBURG -- With only four days left to vote for starters in this year's All-Star Game, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria hasn't cracked the top five in votes at his position.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has a comfortable lead (606,549 votes) over the Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson. They're followed by Mike Moustakas, Adrian Beltre and Nick Castellanos.
• Cast your Esurance All-Star Game Ballot for Longoria and other #ASGWorthy players
Longoria entered Monday's game hitting .269 with 18 home runs and 48 RBIs this season. Since May 28, he's hitting .458 with runners in scoring position.
Longoria could use some more votes in his bid for his fourth All-Star Game, but he's not the only one. There are no Rays that appear in the top five of votes at any position. The only other teams in the AL that join them are the Indians, Twins and Athletics.
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 times.
Fans may also receive the ballot by texting VOTE to 89269 (USA) or 101010 (Canada). Or text VOTA for a ballot in Spanish. Message and data rates may apply. Up to five messages. No purchase required. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for info.
Following the announcement of the 2016 All-Stars, be sure to return to MLB.com and cast your 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. On Tuesday, July 12, watch the 2016 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 2016 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.
The 87th All-Star Game, in San Diego, 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 Blum is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg.