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Astros trio on pace for All-Star start

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HOUSTON -- With nine days remaining until MLB All-Star Ballot voting closes at 10:59 p.m. CT on June 29, three Astros maintained their top spots at respective positions on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

In the most recent ASG ballot update on Tuesday, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (2,185,035 votes) maintained second base's starting slot by nearly 700,000 votes in front of Yankees' Starlin Castro.

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HOUSTON -- With nine days remaining until MLB All-Star Ballot voting closes at 10:59 p.m. CT on June 29, three Astros maintained their top spots at respective positions on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

In the most recent ASG ballot update on Tuesday, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (2,185,035 votes) maintained second base's starting slot by nearly 700,000 votes in front of Yankees' Starlin Castro.

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Shortstop Carlos Correa, with 1,658,255 first-place votes, held a 350,000-vote lead ahead of Cleveland's Francisco Lindor at 1,300,013. Since moving into one of the top three outfielder starting spots in last week's update, George Springer (1,176,951 votes) remained as a starter but is in a close race for third place with Michael Brantley's 1,001,254 votes.

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Astros catcher Brian McCann hopped from third to second at catcher. McCann, with 1,051,138 votes, trails Salvador Perez's 1,453,088 first-place votes.

Other Astros on the ballot include third baseman Alex Bregman, 668,450 (fifth place); designated hitter Evan Gattis, 713,918 (fifth place); outfielder Carlos Beltran, 834,067 (seventh place); and outfielder Josh Reddick, 656,317 (11th place).

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on computers, tablets and smartphones -- exclusively online using the 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, June 29, at 10:59 p.m. CT. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB.com At Bat and MLB.com Ballpark mobile apps. Vote up to five times in any 24-hour period for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of the 2017 All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2017 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player on each league's All-Star roster. Then on Tuesday, July 11, while watching the 2017 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2017 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 88th Midsummer Classic, at Marlins Park in Miami, will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 160 countries. ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage, while MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM will have comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @AllStarGame on social media.

Christian Boutwell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Houston.

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