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Segura, Aguilar win MLB Final Vote

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The results of the 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote are in: Milwaukee's Jesus Aguilar and Seattle's Jean Segura are going to the All-Star Game.

With the results announced Wednesday on MLB Network, Aguilar and Segura will head to Washington, D.C., for the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday after emerging as the winners of the fan-voted contest.

The results of the 2018 Camping World MLB Final Vote are in: Milwaukee's Jesus Aguilar and Seattle's Jean Segura are going to the All-Star Game.

With the results announced Wednesday on MLB Network, Aguilar and Segura will head to Washington, D.C., for the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday after emerging as the winners of the fan-voted contest.

Aguilar joins the National League All-Star team after receiving 20,229,498 votes, and Segura joins the AL squad after receiving 13,646,439 votes.

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Aguilar edged out the Giants' Brandon Belt, the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter, the Dodgers' Max Muncy and the Nationals' Trea Turner for the last NL roster spot. Segura beat out the Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi, the Twins' Eddie Rosario, the Angels' Andrelton Simmons and the Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton for the last AL spot.

• All-time Final Vote winners

Aguilar's vote total of 20,229,498 is the second highest in the Final Vote, which has been used since 2002 to determine who gets the last Midsummer Classic roster spot in each league. Aguilar is only the second player to exceed the 20 million-vote mark, along with the Dodgers' Justin Turner, who won last season's NL Final Vote with 20,819,242 votes.

"It's going to be my dream come true," Aguilar said. "It was a lot of stuff; it was three busy days. But we're here. We made it. I just have to say thank you. I really appreciate it. It means a lot. That's why you work so hard. … I can't believe it yet. From no spot in Spring Training to the All-Star Game, it's a big step.

"I never thought this thing was going to happen to me. I just kept working … and I'm an All-Star guy right now. It's unbelievable. I can't believe it yet."

Tweet from @Brewers: .@JAguilarMKE received the good news from Manager Craig Counsell in a special pregame meeting with his teammates: pic.twitter.com/ZpahPKU5ol

The 28-year-old slugger has emerged as a force for the NL Central-leading Brewers this season. Aguilar is tied for the NL lead in home runs with 23 home runs entering play Wednesday, along with fellow All-Star Nolan Arenado of the Rockies. Aguilar is batting .302 with an NL-leading .631 slugging percentage and 1.000 OPS.

The Brewers launched a "We Believe in Jesus" social media campaign to help send Aguilar to his first career All-Star Game. He's the third Brewers player to make the Midsummer Classic by winning the Final Vote, along with Geoff Jenkins (2003) and Corey Hart (2008).

Video: Brewers on Aguilar winning the NL Final Vote

"We're all thrilled. He's incredibly deserving," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "I'm incredibly proud of the fans of the Brewers -- in Wisconsin and all over the country -- that did a crazy great job of getting this done again. This is multiple times now they've gotten it done. For 'Agui,' the front-office crew, the players, everybody made a huge effort for a really deserving guy."

Segura was the Mariners' first Final Vote candidate, and now he's their first winner. Until this year, Seattle had been the only Major League franchise to not have had a Final Vote nominee. But Segura's teammates and Mariners fans' "Send Segura" efforts paid off.

Tweet from @Mariners: The moment the guys found out. This is all you, Mariners fans. All you. pic.twitter.com/lM6KAp0yAZ

"To be honest, it surprised me," Segura said of the groundswell of support he'd been getting. "I feel really good. I feel proud the way my teammates have supported me along with the fans in Seattle, the media, the organization. It's really good support."

In his second season in Seattle, the 28-year-old is having an excellent all-around season for the Mariners, who are currently in line for the second AL Wild Card slot. Segura is hitting .329 with seven home runs and 14 stolen bases for Seattle. He's been an All-Star once before, back in 2013, when he was still with the Brewers.

With their wins in this year's Final Vote, Aguilar and Segura will both join several of their teammates in the All-Star Game. Aguilar joins Brewers teammates Lorenzo Cain, Christian Yelich and Josh Hader on the NL squad, while Segura joins the fellow Mariners Nelson Cruz, Edwin Diaz and Mitch Haniger in the AL.

While watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX on Tuesday, fans can submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 All-Star Game MLB.com MVP Vote.

The 89th Midsummer Classic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage.

For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.

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